Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Dancing Inuk (1996)

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  • Medium: pyroxene
  • Size: 13.5 × 8.75 × 4.5 inches
  • Reference Code: L50913

Uriash Pukingnak

CM, LLD

Inuit

Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1946- )

Uriash’s brother Louie Qingnaqtuq and his father-in-law Nelson Takkiruq are well-known carvers. His sister, Mary Porter, makes wall hangings and his other brother, Leo Hummituq, is a jewellery artist. His wife Lorraine is also an artist, as is their son Wayne. Uriash is the Mayor of Gjoa Haven and a founding member of the Kinqunik Artists’ Society.