Photo: Kablusiak
Credit: Chelsea Yang-Smith


beading, curatorial, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Calgary, AB

Date of Birth:

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Kablusiak, also known as Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, is an emerging Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Calgary, AB. Born in Yellowknife, NT and raised in Edmonton, AB they use art and humour as a coping mechanism to subtly address diaspora, and to openly address mental illness; the lighthearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity. Their work has been exhibited extensively throughout Alberta and Quebec and has been featured in the Summer 2017, Winter 2017 and Winter 2018 issues of the “Inuit Art Quarterly.” They are represented by Jarvis Hall Gallery in Calgary, AB.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Emerging artists lauded with Lieutenant Governor awards June 5, 2020 Calgary Herald
Kablusiak, Artist and Curator May 9, 2020
The New Masters: conversations with the 2019 Sobey Art Award finalists March 5, 2020 CBC Radio


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Kablusiak: Qiniqtuaq July 29 - Oct 20, 2019 Esker Foundation
opapāmācihowak/ The Travellers Apr 4 - 7, 2019 SAW Gallery, Canada Nordic Lab artist delegation, Supermarket 2019
Kablusiak: akunnirun kuupak Mar 16 - Oct 6, 2019 Art Gallery of Alberta


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award Shortlist July 27, 2021 IAF
Lieutenant-Governor's Award June 2020
Fogo Island Arts - Sobey Art Award Residency January 28, 2020 Fogo Island Arts and the Sobey Art Foundation


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Sobey Art Award 2019 - Kablusiak September 26, 2019 Herself

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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September 13, 2018 Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation
September 12, 2017 Created by: Kablusiak