Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.


Taqialuq Nuna is an artist from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU who first learned to carve by watching his father and began making his first works when he was eight. He became more serious about carving in his late twenties and today carves when he is not out hunting.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
A Passion for the Arctic: The Hans van Berkel Collection 2016 Buijs, Cunera
Cape Dorset Sculpture April 2005 Derek Norton, Nigel Reading
Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian and Inuit Art 1997 Barry Ace, July Papatsie


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small treasures Jan - Feb 2017 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Small Sculptures by Great Artists Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 Feheley Fine Arts
Ursa Major: The Great Bear Jun - Jul 2014 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Invited to give a demonstration of soapstone carving March 1992 Snow-Goose Annual Mask Show
Participated in the commission of the Sedna Legend 1990 Royal Trust Company
Participated in the Third Experimental Stone Workshop February 1988 Iqaluit Jewellery Centre

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Inuit Cultural Institute Kangiqliniq, NU, Canada

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February 23, 2019 Profile edited by Erin Canning