Jamasee Pitseolak

Based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU), sculptor, printmaker, and illustrator Jamasee Pitseolak began carving when he was eight. In the late 1990s, he broke away from traditional themes and began incorporating unconventional modern objects like motorcycles, machinery, guitars, and tables into his work. Unlike other artists who mostly carve their sculptures out of a single piece of stone, Jamasee Pitseolak's sculptures are a composition of multiple smaller, individually carved components made of different colours, textures, and materials. His work is part of many private and public collections, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery (MB), the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC), and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON).