Photo: Tanya Innaarulik
Credit: Original Killer Apparel


drawing, jewellry, painting, textile

Artistic Community:

Kuujjuaq, QC

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.



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Tanya Innaarulik is a designer, jeweller, painter and illustrator from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC now based in Montreal, QC. Innaarulik produces a fashion line OKA (Original Killer Apparel) that focuses on innovating traditional Inuit textile practices and reinterpreting designs to create t-shirts, scarves, canvas bags, wallets, boots and accessories. She also creates a jewellery line under the name TI Designs. Her work has been featured in a show at the Gallery McClure Visual Arts Centre in Westmount, QC as part of an exhibit titled "Lucassie Echalook, Mattiusi Iyaituk: Between Tradition and Innovation." Innaarulik was selected as Beatrice Deer's Artist Choice in the Summer 2016 issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly (IAQ) and is included in a feature story on the digital economy in the Winter 2018 issue of the IAQ.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Inuit Art, Design and the Digital Economy Winter 2018 Gabrielle Montpetit
Tanya Innaarulik Summer 2016 Beatrice Deer
Ottawa's Inuit Community Celebrates the many successes and inspiring stories of Inuit in Canada March 26, 2016 France Rivet


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Annual Spring Equinox March 2016 Bronson Centre
Lucassie Echalook, Mattiusi Iyaituk: Between Tradition and Innovation November 2015 Gallery McClure Visual Arts Centre


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Three Thousand 2017 Illustrator