Kakulu Saggiatok
Inuit Prints

Shaman's Journey
Shaman's Journey, 1995 (CD95-04)
Kakulu Saggiatok
stonecut, ed. 6/50, 18" × 24½"
Boy in Bluesold
Boy in Blue, 1998
Kakulu Saggiatok
etching & aquatint, ed. 38/50, 18¾" × 19"
Vision Questsold
Vision Quest, 2000 (CD00-02)
Kakulu Saggiatok
etching & aquatint, ed. 50, 24" × 27"
Myth of Creation
Myth of Creation, 2000 (CD00-03)
Kakulu Saggiatok
etching & aquatint, ed. 50, 31" × 27"
Becoming Human
Becoming Human, Spring Collection 2000 (CD00-S06)
Kakulu Saggiatok
etching & aquatint, ed. 50, 15¾" × 19"
Walrus Perch
Walrus Perch, 2003 (CD03-04)
Kakulu Saggiatok
lithograph, ed. 50, 20" × 28"
Proud Match
Proud Match, 2006 (CD06-03)
Kakulu Saggiatok
lithograph, ed. 50, 16¼" × 28¼"
Resting Birdsold
Resting Bird, 2006 (CD06-04)
Kakulu Saggiatok
lithograph, ed. 50, 15" × 22¼"
Guardian of the Sea
Guardian of the Sea, 2006 (CD06-05)
Kakulu Saggiatok
etching & aquatint, ed. 50, 29" × 35¾"
Fleeting Transformation
Fleeting Transformation, 2007 (CD07-03)
Kakulu Saggiatok
stonecut & stencil, ed. 9/50, 24½" × 28"
Precious Cargo
Precious Cargo, 2011 (CD11-01)
Kakulu Saggiatok
lithograph, , 15" × 18"
Curious Bird
Curious Bird, 2011 (CD11-02)
Kakulu Saggiatok
lithograph, , 10" × 14"
Fleeting Transformation
Green Feathers (CD16-26)
Kakulu Saggiatok
stonecut, ed. 19" x 24"


Kakulu Saggiatok – Artist Biography

Kakulu Saggiatok (also Saggiaktok, female; b:1940); Inuit artist, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.

Kakulu was born in 1940 on the Hudson's Bay Company's supply ship Nascopie, en route from Clyde River on north Baffin to Pangnirtung. At that time, her parents and older brother were members of a small group of Inuit who had traveled from south Baffin to trap and hunt furs in the northern regions of the island. Kakulu was just a child when she moved back to the Cape Dorset area.

Kakulu began to draw in the early 1960's when the newly established co-operative introduced its graphic arts program. Many of her images explore the concept of transformation, with animals blending into other animals, humans becoming animals and vice versa. This is an important theme in traditional Inuit folklore and mythology, where the natural and supernatural worlds were mediated by the shaman. Kakulu's 2007 print “Sedna's Realm” is an ambitious collaboration with Studio PM in Montreal. Etching has always been well suited to Kakulu's style and “Sedna's Realm” is a delicately detailed, totemic arrangement of amphibious creatures as only Kakulu can imagine them.

Kakulu's mother was Ikayukta (now deceased), also one of the early contributors to the annual print collections from Cape Dorset. Her older brother was Qavaroak Tunnillie, a prolific and talented sculptor (also deceased). Kakulu is married to Saggiaktok, who for many years was a printmaker in the stonecut studio. He would frequently proof and edition those images by Kakulu that had been chosen for stonecut prints. Kakulu and Saggiaktok live in Cape Dorset with their four children.

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.