Photo: Jamasee Pitseolak


drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Iqaluit, NU



Jamasee Pitseolak is a sculptor, printmaker and illustrator based out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He is best known for his detailed carvings of electric guitars, motorcycles and miniatures. Pitseolak’s sculptures are composite pieces fitted together from multiple smaller carved components, often incorporating puns and word play. His sculptures connect memories and emotions to everyday items, turning them into objects with history and agency. His work is held in the collections of the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
News Roundup: MAC Montreal Renovation Delays, Fallout from Ontario Culture Cuts and More June 27, 2019 Canadian Art
Beyond the hunt: Jamasee Pitseolak August 3, 2018 Michael Abatemarco
Jamasee Pitseolak to participate in the Contemporary Art Symposium January 30, 2018 Charles


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
2017 Canadian Biennial Oct 2017-Mar 2018 National Gallery of Canada
Contemporary Art Symposium: History, Collecting and the Art Object February 9, 2018 National Gallery of Canada
We the North: Contemporary Inuit Art Jan - Mar 2018 Wanuskewin Galleries


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Spring 2017 Inuit Art Foundation
Regional Winner (Nunavut) of Bank of Montreal's 1st Art Invitational 2009

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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February 12, 2018 Created By: Rebecca Gray