Mary Mariq

Credit: Paul von Baich
Mary Mariq


duffle, fabric, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU



Date of Birth:

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Mary Mariq Kuutsiq was born near Back River and spent her youth on the land, settling in Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU, where she took up her textile art practice, adapting her traditional sewing knowledge for the co-op to wall hangings and other textile projects, which were popular in southern markets at the time. Kuutsiq has been featured in many exhibitions alongside other prominent artists in the region, including Jessie Oonark. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including in the Museum of Anthropology in Madrid, Spain, and in the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden, and is held in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, among others.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Works on Cloth: Imagery by Artists of Baker Lake, Nunavut 2005 Judy Kardosh
Keewatin 2000 2000 Nigel Reading


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Los colores del Ártico: Arte y Cultura Inuit September 2016 Museum of Anthropology
The Private Collection: Baker Lake Wall-Hangings Sept – Oct 2016 Centre Space
Arktiska bildvärldar – väggbonader från Nunavut Feb - Apr 2014 Museum of Ethnography

Public Collections

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Collection Location
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC, United States

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March 14, 2018 Created By: Lera Kotsyuba