Photo: Kupapik Ningeocheak
Credit: Inuit Art Foundation


sculptural, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Coral Harbour, 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.




Kupapik Ningeocheak is a stone-carver who has worked in communities across Nunavut. Born in 1970 in Salliq, Ningeocheak began carving in the mid-1990s and has made a name for himself with his unique, abstract carvings of figures and animals. While living in Sanikiluaq in 1999, Ningeocheak was commissioned by the National Hockey League (NHL) to produce a work for the Visions of Hockey Collection, his Inuk Player was well received and became a subject often revisited by the artist.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Kupapik Ningeocheak January 9, 2020 Emily Henderson
What Nuna Provides: 10 Contemporary Carvers Winter 2019 Emily Henderson
Nunavimmiut to learn curator’s trade at French museum January 23, 2003 Odile Nelson


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
N/A 2000 The Guild Shop
N/A 1999 Four Winds Gallery
N/A 1999 Gallery Art Space


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
"Visions of Hockey" Collection Carving Commission 2000 National Hockey League (NHL)

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Musée des beaux-arts Montréal Montreal, QC, Canada