Photo: Muckpa hunting seal in 1995
Credit: Credit: Jemma Tatatoapik


bone, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), NU



Date of Birth:

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19 July 1939

Date of Death:

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Qumangapik Muckpa was a carver from Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), NU, the daughter of sculptor Elisapee Kanangnaq. Muckpa learned to carve as a way to keep from being idle, and preferred to carve soapstone, when it was available. Her favourite subjects to carve were narwhals and hunting scenes, although she is better known for her female figures today. Muckpa’s works are in the Twomey Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Hudson Bay Permanent Collection of the Manitoba Museum.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Useful Bits of Bone/Ikpiarjuk: The Sculpture of Arctic Bay Summer 1988 George Swinton
Reflections on Inuit Art 1988 Betty Bell
Ikpiarjuk: The Sculpture of Arctic Bay 1988 Darlene Wight


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Ikpiarjuk: The Sculpture of Arctic Bay November 1987-March 1988 Winnipag Art Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Hudson's Bay Permanent Collection Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Twomey Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB