Photo: Johnny Pootoogook


drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU



In 1970 Johnny Pootoogook was born in a traditional Inuit camp called Ikerasak, near Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He is a talented sculptor and printmaker, who currently lives in Kinngait pursuing his artistic career. His father, Kananginak, a prominent and involved community leader, was a sculptor and printmaker himself. The artist's work is inspired by his Inuit culture. Johnny Pootoogook has had several exhibitions throughout his career, his latest one being in 2016 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Linked: An Exhibition to Raise Awareness about Climate Change Nov 2015 - Feb 2016 Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Over the Top Mar - Apr 2015 Feheley Fine Arts
The Unexpected May - June 2012 Feheley Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Hamilton Hamilton, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Collection Ottawa, ON

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March 21, 2019 Profile edited by Tobi Bruce