Kuzy Curley


    Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley is an emerging sculptor, curator, director, and filmmaker from Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU) who now works in Ottawa (ON). He learned to carve as a child when he spent the summers with his grandparents, Qaqaq Ashoona and Mayoreak Ashoona, at their outpost camp. Coming from a family of artists, Kuzy Curley is a third-generation carver and is one of the new millennium artists from Kinngait’s artistic community. His artistic practice embraces the Ashoona family’s creative legacy. In his work, he shows his culture through the depiction of northern animals, Inuit legends, and ways of living. The artist's technical skills are noticeable through the variety of materials he works with, from serpentine, jade, ivory, and marble to whalebone. Kuzy Curley has been exhibited across Canada and was part of the Inuit curatorial team for the exhibition Tunnirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (ON).