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Maata
Kyak

Credit: Courtesy the artist
Maata
Kyak

Medium:

jewellry, new media, painting, textile

Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON

Work

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Biography

Maata (Martha) Kyak is a celebrated fashion designer and artist originally from Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU who currently resides in Ottawa, ON. Kyak's fashion line InukChic includes garments, jewelry and paintings that draw from traditional Inuit designs and contemporary influences. Sealskin is prominently featured in her clothing and accessories as well as her own fabric designs of ulus and arctic flowers. Kyak has exhibited and sold her work across Canada including several runaway presentations including as part of Indigenous Fashion Week and ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studio (2020) at the Textile Museum of Canada. An educator for many years, Kyak is also an instructor at the Ottawa based college program Nunavut Sivuniksavut where she teaches Inuit history, Inuktitut and sewing to Inuit youth.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Textile Museum exhibition celebrates an oft-overlooked strand of Inuit art history December 20, 2019 Kate Taylor
Nunavut fashion and design come into their own March 27, 2019 Sarah Rogers

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ PRINTED TEXTILES FROM KINNGAIT STUDIOS December 7, 2019 to August 30, 2020 The Textile Museum of Canada