Victoria
Mamnguqsualuk

Credit: © Inuit Art Foundation
Victoria
Mamnguqsualuk

Medium:

drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU

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.


1930

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.

2016

Work

Biography

Victoria Mamnguqsualuk was a renowned artist based in Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU, and is one of the best-known artists of her generation. Mamnguqsualuk was a gifted storyteller, who created narrative driven pieces in many forms including drawing, printing, textiles and sculpture. Mamnguqsualuk was inspired by Inuit traditional stories and myths that were shared with her by her elders, subjects that regularly found their way into her prints. Mamnguqsualuk was a fixture in the Baker Lake Print Collection, debuting in the 1969 collection over 90 of her prints were included. In the spring of 2018, the artist was the subject of a feature story in the Inuit Art Quarterly, "The Nomadic and the Monstruous: The Stories of Victoria Mamnguqsualuk". Her work has been included in nearly 100 exhibitions in Canada and internationally, and her can be found in numerous prominent public collections including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY and the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
The Nomadic and the Monstrous: The Stories of Victoria Mamnguqsualuk Spring 2019 Chris Hampton
In Memoriam: The Inuit Art Quarterly Remembers Fall 2017 IAQ

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Shifting Geographies September 19 - October 26, 2019 University of Alberta Museums
Rhythm and Drum Dance February 2011 Kulik Art Inuit
Reflets Arctiques / Arctic Reflections February 2011 Art Inuit Paris

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amway Environmental Foundation Collection Ada, MI, United States
Anchorage Museum of History and Art Anchorage, AK, United States
Art Gallery of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada