Photo: Pudalik Shaa
Credit: Courtesy Spirit Wrestler Gallery



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.

19 December 1965

The Igloo Tag Trademark
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Pudalik Shaa is a prolific sculptor from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Hailing from a family of celebrated carvers, Shaa began carving at a young age. His favourite subjects include dynamic figures caught in mid-motion, often in a precarious state of transformation.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Guide to Cape Dorset Artists 2008 Kyra Vladykov Fisher
Keeping Our Stories Alive 1995 Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation 1993 Darlene Coward Wight


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
60 Years: West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Anniversary Exhibition October 2019 - January 2020 Colbourne Street Gallery
Small Treasures Jan - Feb 2017 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Small Sculptures by Great Artists Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 Feheley Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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February 23, 2019 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation