Ohotaq Mikkigak
Inuit Prints

Igutsaq (The Bee)
Igutsaq (The Bee), 2000 (CD00-25)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut & stencil, ed. 33/50, 18" × 24½"
First Amautik
First Amautik, 2002 (CD02-25)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
lithograph, ed. 50, 22" × 15"
Triumphant Catch
Triumphant Catch, 2003 (CD03-22)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching & aquatint, ed. 50, 13½" × 20"
Snow House Spirits
Snow House Spirits, 2003 (CD03-23)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
lithograph & chine collé, ed. 50, 18" × 22"
Gulp, 2005 (CD05-27)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
Etching & Aquatint, 29 1/8" × 34½"
Qamutaujaq (Snowmobile)
Qamutaujaq (Snowmobile), 2006 (CD06-27)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
lithograph, ed. 50, 30" × 22¼"
The Chase
The Chase, 2006 (CD06-28)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
lithograph, ed. 50, 16" × 22½"
Five Men and a Boat
Five Men and a Boat, 2007 (CD07-26)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching & aquatint, ed. 9/50, 31½" × 31¾"
Flip Flop
Flip Flop (CD10-26)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut & stencil, 35 x 41 cm
Plunge (CD10-27)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
lithograph, 25.5 x 30.5 cm
Nocturnal Bandits
Nocturnal Bandits (CD10-28)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching & aquatint, 48.5 x 57.7 cm
Yellow Bear
Yellow Bear (CD10-29)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
lithograph, 66.2 x 51 cm
Aqigirq (Rock Ptarmigan)
Aqigirq (Rock Ptarmigan) (CD11-24)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut and stencil, 58.5 x 73.5 cm
Playful Owl
Playful Owl (CD12-14)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut and stencil, 50.2 x 64 cm
Preening Bird
Preening Bird (CD12-15)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching and aquatint, 38.4 x 47.4 cm
The Walking Heads
The Walking Heads (CD04-28)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching and aquatint, 80 x 80 cm
Joyful Loon
Joyful Loon (CD14-18)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut and stencil, 59.5 x 60 cm
Hidden Caribou by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Hidden Caribou (CD14-19)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut and stencil, 32.5 × 38.3 cm
Calm Waters by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Calm Waters (CD14-20)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching and aquatint, 50.7 × 58.5 cm
Morning Catch by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Morning Catch (CD14-21)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching and aquatint, 40 × 43.5 cm


Ohotaq Mikkigak – Artist Biography

Ohotaq (Oqutaq) Mikkigak (male; b:1936); Inuit artist, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.

Ohotaq was born in 1936 and lives in Cape Dorset with his wife Qaunak, who is a carver and traditional throat-singer.

Ohotaq began drawing in the early years of the print program in Cape Dorset, and his print, Eskimo Fox Trapper, was released in 1961. He became less involved with drawing as the community grew, working full time instead for various community agencies. Since his retirement from his job as caretaker of the Peter Pitseolak School in Cape Dorset, Ohotaq has again expressed an interest in drawing. We were pleased to include three of his prints in the 40th anniversary collection released in 1999. Since then he has become a fixture at the table in the Kinngait Studios, working on drawings covering a wide range of themes and subjects, including an illustrated life history.

Dorset Fine Arts (reproduced with permission)

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.