Stanley Elonak

Stanley Elonak


drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Ulukhaktok (Holman), NT

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Stanley Klengenberg was an Ulukhaktok-based artist known for his drawings and prints. The third generation of an artistic family, he is the grandson of Victor Ekootak and the son of Elsie and Patrick Akovak Klengenberg. Klengenberg submitted his first drawing to the Art Shop in Ulukhaktok (Holman), NT when he was ten years old. The drawing was printed for the annual collection in 1982 and he won a poster commission from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in 1985. Working in graphite, Klengenberg left the printing of his images to others. The drawing for the artist's best known print, "Cold and Hungry" (1986), was stencilled by his mother Elsie. During his short career, Klengenberg's work was featured in numerous exhibitions across North America.View Long Biography and Citations


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Name Year Gallery
Arctic Spirit 35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art July 1994 Frye Art Museum
Inuit Art: Tradition and Regeneration Dec 17 - May 2 1993 Museum of Civilization
The Prints Never Seen: Holman, 1977-1987 March 1993 Albers Gallery of Inuit Art

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November 15, 2018 Profile edited by Joanne Mitchell