Pierre Aupilardjuk

    Born in Repulse Bay (NU), ceramic artist Pierre Aupilardjuk has been working out of the Matchbox Gallery studios since its inception in 1987 in Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet, NU). He first developed his interest in art while working at his father’s side—the renowned sculptor and respected community elder Mariano Aupilardjuk. In his skillfully balanced and imaginative sculptures, Pierre Aupilardjuk often explores the theme of family relations. His work was extensively exhibited across Canada and is part of many prestigious collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (MB).