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Credit: Inuit Art Foundation



Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), 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.


Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.




Naomi Ityi is a textile artist from Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU that is known as one of the earliest creators of wall hangings in the North. Ityi’s pieces have been in many exhibitions in Canada and the USA and she has works in permanent collections across the country.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Collecting Inuit Art Fall 2017 IAQ
Sanaugavut: Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic Spring 2011 Adapted by IAQ from the National Gallery of Canada’s Vernissage
An Annotated Bibliography of Inuit Art 2007 Richard C. Crandall


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Nivinngajuliaat from Baker Lake 2018 - 2019 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Rock, Paper, Scissors 2016 Art Gallery of Guelph
Two Views: Canada's North Feb 6 – April 19, 2015 The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada