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Photo: Koomuatuk Curley


film, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

The Igloo Tag Trademark
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Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley is a talented sculptor, director and videographer from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Curley’s grandparents taught him how to carve during the summers he spent as a child at their outpost camp near Kinngait and began his professional carving career while in junior high school, becoming the third generation carver of his family. In 2014 Curley directed his film "Kiawak Ashoona" and has exhibited his work across Canada including being featured in iNuit Blanche in 2016, St. John’s, NL. Curley has written for and appeared in the "Inuit Art Quarterly" as well as many other publications.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Big Man on Campus Summer 2018
Long Distance and Close Contact: a Review of iNuit Blanche 2017 Mireille Eagan and Jennifer McVeigh
Work by Inuit artists Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk Curley on display at York U’s Gales Gallery July 21, 2016


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak June - Aug 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario
iNuit Blanche: Concrete Gardens: Stone Carving Collective October 2016
A New Perspective November 2015 Feheley Fine Arts


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Nova 2015 Actor
Kiawak Ashoona 2014 Director