Tuu'luq, RCA

Tuu'luq, RCA


beadwork, drawing, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU

Date of Birth:

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Date of Death:

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Artist Marion Tuu'luq is best known for her vibrant textile work and wall hangings depicting traditional stories, legends and personal experiences. Born on the land in a traditional camp of Innituuq, in the Back River region of the Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), in the 1960s she moved to Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU where she became part of the Sanavik Co-operative. Although Tuu'luq came to her artistic practice later in life, she was prolific, and in addition to her textile work was featured in the Baker Lake Annual Print Collection from 1977-1981. Tuu'luq was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1978, and in 1990 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta. Her work is included in collections across Canada including the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
News Roundup: Millions in Art Sales Hammered Down at Canada’s Fall Auctions November 21, 2019 Canadian Art
5 highlights from the Inuit art collection en route to Winnipeg February 18, 2016 Hillary Bird
100 masters: only in Canada 2013 Stephen D. Borys, Andrew Kear


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Shifting Geographies September 19 - October 26, 2019 University of Alberta Museums
Rock, Paper, Scissors 2016 Art Gallery of Guelph
Marion Tuu'luq Oct 2002 - January 2003 National Gallery of Canada


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1978 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Edmonton Art Gallery Edmonton, AB

Edit History

November 15, 2018 Updated by: Fiona Wright
October 15, 2018 Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation