Annaqtuusi Tulurialik

Photo: Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik
Credit: Paul von Baich
Annaqtuusi Tulurialik


drawing, music, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU

Date of Birth:

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Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU



Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik is a renowned visual artist and musician based in Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU. Best known for her drawings, Tulurialik became a regular contributor to the annual Baker Lake print series in 1971. Tulurialik's distinct style portrays moments of daily life in Qamani'tuaq, which can also be seen in her book "Qikaluuktut: Images of Inuit Life" (1986). Her drawings, prints and textiles have been featured in exhibitions across Canada. Tulurialik's work is held in many public collections including the Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, ON, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Imaginario Inuit: Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi 1995 Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Contemporary Inuit Drawings: The Gift Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman 1993 Muscarelle Museum of Art
Swinton Collection of Inuit Art 1987 Winnipeg Art Gallery


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Shifting Geographies September 19 - October 26, 2019 University of Alberta Museums
Qamanittuaq: Where the River Widens (Drawings by Baker Lake Artists) Aug 1994 - Apr 1997 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Imaginario Inuit: Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi Mar - July 1995 Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amway Environmental Foundation Collection Ada, MI, United States
Art Gallery of Windsor Windsor, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON

Edit History

November 21, 2018 Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation
November 15, 2018 Created by: Barbara Hale