drawing, printmaking

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.

Iqaluit, NU



Pauojoungie Saggiak (b.1959) is a graphic artist from Iqaluit, NU. As a child Saggiak was enthralled by the birds and animals she would see near her family’s camp. Her childhood memories of time spent on the land inspired Saggiak’s future artistic practice and after moving to Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU in 1970 she began drawing at the Kinngait Studios. Saggiak depicts Arctic wildlife in her work with detailed realism and sensitivity. Her drawings were included as prints in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection for the first time in 2016.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Nunavut: Watch Inuit artists at work in the hamlet of Cape Dorset March 06, 2017 Kristina Ljubanovic
Cape Dorset annual print exhibition celebrates Inuit art October 15, 2016 Sima Sahar Zerehi
At Home in the Studio Fall 2016 Inuit Art Foundation


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Name Year Gallery
Kinngait Studios Returns September 30 - November 4, 2019 Highpoint Center for Printmaking
2016 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection October 9, 2016 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
2016 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection October 2016 Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum


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Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2016 Dorset Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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March 16, 2018 Created by: Rebecca Gray