bone, sculpture/carving, stone, wood

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.

Kalusiqviq Camp, NT
28 January 1954

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.




Jolly Aningmiuq was a carver based out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. His work depicted subjects such as Sedna, drum dancers, and hunters. Aningmiuq’s works incorporate a degree of transformative abstraction, communicating dynamism and animation through the anatomy of his figures. His work has appeared in the 1991 exhibition Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture: Masters and the Next Generation held at the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver and Inuit : When Words Take Shape (2002) organized by the Galerie Art Inuit Brousseau and Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Lyon.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Dream of Travel Spring/Summer 2003 Inuit Art Foundation
Inuit : When Words Take Shape 2002 Raymond Brousseau, ed.
Inuit: Une Sélection d’Oeuvres Du Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec 2000 Publications du Québec


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Inuit : When Words Take Shape Dec 2002-July 2003 Galerie Art Inuit Brousseau
Quvianatuliak Takpaungai & Jolly Aningmiuq of Cape Dorset Sculpture Mar - Apr 1996 Albers Gallery
The Birds of Cape Dorset: A collection of sculpture Apr - June 1995

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