Kalvak, OC, RCA

Photo: Helen Kalvak
Kalvak, OC, RCA


drawing, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Ulukhaktok (Holman), NT

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Kitikmeot, NT

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.




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View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Inuit art showcased at National Arts Centre exhibit November 13, 2019 Kahlan Miron
30 Artists to Know: Helen Kalvak Fall 2017 Julia Manoyok Ekpakohak
Helen Kalvak 2008 Bernadette Driscoll


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Breaking Ground: Freda Diesing, Helen Kalvak, Janet Kigusiuq, Rita Letendre September–November 2019 National Arts Centre, in partnership with Carleton University Art Gallery
Shifting Geographies September 19 - October 26, 2019 University of Alberta Museums
Holman: Forty Years of Graphic Art 2001 Winnipeg Art Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Silver for One of a Kind Storytelling 2018 National Magazine Awards
Holman Annual Print Collection 1985 Ulukhaktok Arts Centre
Holman Annual Print Collection 1984 Ulukhaktok Arts Centre

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Anchorage Museum Anchorage, AK, United States
Art Gallery of Sudbury Sudbury, ON, Canada

Edit History

December 13, 2017 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
September 12, 2017 Created by: Gabriel Chevalier Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation