Papiara Tukiki
Inuit Prints

Synchronized Sednas, by Papiara Tukikisold
Synchronized Sednas, 2005 (CD05-28)
Papiara Tukiki
Lithograph, 38.1 × 55.8 cm
Helping Hands, by Papiara Tukiki
Helping Hands, 2012 (CD12-16)
Papiara Tukiki
lithograph, 57 x 76.5 cm
Loon Spirit, by Papiara Tukiki
Loon Spirit, 2012 (CD12-17)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 56 x 71.5 cm
Avingait (Many Lemmings), by Papiara Tukikisold
Avingait (Many Lemmings), 2012 (CD12-18)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 51 x 74 cm
Thundra Bear, by Papiara Tukiki
Tundra Bear, 2012 (CD12-19)
Papiara Tukiki
lithograph, 57.5 x 76.7 cm
Crossing the Tundra, by Papiara Tukikisold
Crossing the Tundra, 2012 (CD12-20)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 46 x 62 cm
Startled Hare by Papiara Tukiki
Startled Hare, 2013 (CD13-19)
Papiara Tukiki
lithograph, 57 x 76.5 cm
Kanajurupallajuq (Turning into Sculpin) by Papiara Tukiki
Kanajurupallajuq (Turning into Sculpin), 2013 (CD13-20)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 43.3 x 62 cm
Buzz by Papiara Tukiki
Buzz, 2014 (CD14-22)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 18 × 22.3 cm
Winter Hare by Papiara Tukiki
Winter Hare, 2014 (CD14-23)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 49.5 × 62 cm
Polar Bear in Camp
Polar Bear in Camp, 2015 (CD15-13)
Papiara Tukiki
Stonecut & Stencil, 62cm × 99.5cm
Crested Ravens
Crested Ravens, 2015 (CD15-14)
Papiara Tukiki
Stoncut, 44.5cm × 61.8cm
Smoking Caribou
Smoking Caribou, 2015 (Inuit Now Collection, CDIN15-01)
Papiara Tukiki
Stonecut & Stencil, 52cm × 66cm


Papiara Tukiki – Artist Biography

Papiara Tukiki (b: December 25, 1942) is an Inuk artist who lives in Cape Dorset with her husband, Qopie Tukiki.

Papiara was born at an outpost camp on Foxe Peninsula on the south-western tip of Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. She first started contributing to the Cape Dorset Print Collection back in 2004, and has become a staple artist of Kinngait Studios ever since. As an experienced elder, Papiara educates and works alongside the younger Inuit artists in the Co-op. Her artwork has a simple and light-hearted sensibility. She prefers to avoid realistic depictions of wildlife, opting for a more ethereal style that evokes a nostalgia for her nomadic childhood.

"Traditional life is shown, often with the juxtaposition of different seasons and times. The repeating images of rabbits, lemmings and caribou that chase one another across the page, some skirting around skeletons after the snow has melted or weaving between the rocks of the tundra, remind us of the multitude of animal life that was once the lifeblood for the Inuit." - Nancy Campbell


Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

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 open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.