Napachie Sharky


Napachie Sharky is a skilled carver based out his hometown of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Sharky comes from a large artistic family of carvers though despite the many influences he has been to create his own unique style.

Sharky’s works engages with subjects and themes from the land around him and Inuit community. Often carving northern animals, specifically birds, Sharky has developed a style that combines minimalism with delicate detailing. He is also known for depicting Inuit on motorcycles or ski-doos enforcing contemporary life into the more traditional art form of stone carving.

Sharky has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States and parts of Europe. His work has appeared in the Inuit Art Quarterly. Sharky has pieces in the permanent collection of the Musee d’art Inuit Brousseau, Quebec, QC.

Artist Work

About Napachie Sharky



Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.

29 September 1971