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Photo: Jack Nuviyak
Credit: Museum of Inuit Art (2011)


ceramics, drawing, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), NU

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.


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.




Jack Nuviyak was an artist from Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), who was well known for his ceramics. Nuviyak was an integral member of the Matchbox Gallery, a ceramic studio in Kangiqliniq, which encouraged collaborative and multidisciplinary work. He was best known for his ceramic sculptures of polar bears, many of which formed the basis of the gallery’s most spectacular collaborative works.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Ceramics from Rankin Inlet December 3, 2018 Heidi McKenzie
Northern Visions: Contemporary Inuit Ceramics Winter 2018 Sarah Chate
Group Effort: Collaborative Works Winter 2018 Inuit Art Quarterly


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Northern Visions: Contemporary Inuit Ceramics June 8-Sept 10, 2017 Gardiner Museum
Ceramics from Rankin Inlet Sept 23-Nov 16, 2016 Art Gallery of Burlington
The Matchbox Gallery: A Retrospective April 10-Aug 10, 2014 Museum of Inuit Art