Photo: Markoosie Papigatok
Credit: Courtesy Spirit Wrestler Gallery



Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.



Markoosie Papigatok is a prolific sculptor based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Using both hand and power tools, Papigatok is known for making smaller, more intimate sculptures with a whimsical flare. With pieces continuously being featured in international exhibitions, Papigatok’s carvings can also be found in public collections from Quebec City, QC, to Ottawa, ON, and beyond.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small Treasures 2017 Jan - Feb 2017 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Small Sculptures by Great Artists Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 Feheley Fine Arts
Small Sculptures by Great Artists Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 Feheley Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Musee d'art Inuit Brousseau Quebec City, Quebec