Ningeoseak Pudlat is a graphic artist, printmaker and sculptor born on Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) in 1937. As a sculptor, much of Pudlat’s work focused on animals, which he rendered in animated, curving postures and highly polished stone. In addition to creating his own artwork, Pudlat worked in the print shop at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative (now Kinngait Studios) in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, as a stonecutter and printer from 1977 to 1980, producing 14 prints during this period.
Pudlat’s sculptural works have been included in more than ten group shows, including the touring exhibition We Lived by Animals (1975-1979). His artwork is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba and the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC.