Credit: Courtesy Camille Georgeson-Usher


drawing, jewellry, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Nain, NL

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.

Churchill River, NL

The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.



John Terriak is an influential and prolific artist based in Nain, Nunatsiavut, NL. Terriak works primarily as a carver, working in many materials including soapstone, marble, serpentine, whalebone, antler, wood and ivory, gold and silver. In addition to his work as an artist, Terriak has been instrumental in raising the profile of Nunatsiavut art, advocating for artists through his long and successful career, including serving as a board member and later president of the Inuit Art Foundation.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut 2017 Heather Igloliorte
Nunatsiavut has highest proportion of artists within province, affirms provincial vital signs report October 17, 2016 John Gaudi
Speaking of Materials: John Terriak Fall/Winter 2015 Ossie Michelin


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Feb 16 - May 20, 2019 Mackenzie Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Oct 14, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Jun 17 - Sept 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
CBC Artspots 2002 Himself

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Birches Art Gallery Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Collection of the Governor General of Canada Ottawa, ON