painting, printmaking, sculpture/carving

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.


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.




Pudlo Pudlat’s works blend tradition with modern technology, depicting a wide variety of subjects such as helicopters, new technology and scenes of everyday life. Pudlat began his career as a sculptor, eventually taking up acrylics and coloured pencils. In 1978, Pudlat’s print Aeroplane (c. 1973) was reproduced on a Canadian postage stamp. Between 1990 and 1991, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, showcased his work in the retrospective, "Pudlo: Thirty Years of Drawing". Many of his works are still held in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada today, as well as in the collections of other institutions in Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, and Montreal, QC among others. By 1992, over 220 of Pudlat's drawings had been produced as prints for the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Textile Museum exhibition celebrates an oft-overlooked strand of Inuit art history December 20, 2019 Kate Taylor
Dorset Seen 2017 Leslie Boyd and Sandra Dyck


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ PRINTED TEXTILES FROM KINNGAIT STUDIOS December 7, 2019 to August 30, 2020 The Textile Museum of Canada
Shifting Geographies September 19 - October 26, 2019 University of Alberta Museums
Spectacular Beings June - July 2018 Feheley Fine Arts


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1993
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1992
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1991

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University Kingston, ON, Canada
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, BC, Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Concordia Student Researcher Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation