Naomi Hikoalok


Artist
Naomi Hikoalok is an up-and-coming artist and seamstress from Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU. Hikoalok learned how to sew from her grandmother and in 2010 began working full-time on her art. [1]

Hikoalok's body of work includes beautiful wall-hangings, mittens and kamiks and she cites her grandmother as the inspiration for all of her work. Hikoalok longs to pass the knowledge of traditional sewing on to future generations just as her grandmother passed it on to her. [2] Hikoalok has been attending the Nunavut Arts Festival for the past few years as an artist.




This Profile was made possible through support from the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artists Project.

About Naomi Hikoalok

Medium:

Textile

Artistic Community:

Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), 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.

1990