Mosesee Pootoogook


Date of Birth:    June 16, 1977                                        Male/Female:    Male                            

Place of Birth:   Cape Dorset

Mother:             Ishuhungitok Pootoogook (deceased)

Father:              Paulassie Pootoogook

Mosesie was born in Iqaluit Hospital but has grown up in Cape Dorset.  His father, Paulassie Pootoogook, is a well-known Cape Dorset carver and his late mother, Ishuhungitok was an artist.  Mosesie’s older brother Anakadlak is also a carver.

Mosesie began carving at the age of eleven.  His father taught him to carve and sometimes they worked together making carvings.  His favourite subjects to carve are dancing bears, seals, walruses and birds.  He prefers to work in serpentine stone because it is softer than marble.

* Interview with the artist, July 1996, Adamie Ashevak, INAC


Our Land Transforming: Celebrating the Enduring
Spirit of the Inuit
Arctic Raven Gallery
One Front Street, Second Floor
POB 2139
Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.A.  98250

November – December 1995                             
Inuit Galerie
Mannheim, Germany

November 1996                                                
Small Sculpture by Great Artists V
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 1997                                                        
Singing & Dancing & Playing
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October – December 2002                                
Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture/Inuit:
(Online exhibition)
Galerie Inuit Plus
Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Rhythms in Motion
Galerie d’art Vincent
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

November – December 2006                             
Arctic Miniatures
The Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

January – February, 2009                                  
Small Treasures
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

December, 2009                                               
Small Sculptures by Great Artists
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

May – June, 2010                                             
Polar Bears
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

January – February, 2011                                  
Small Treasures 2011
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

May – June, 2011                                                            
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

June – July, 2011                                             
New Beginnings in the Arctic
Balzac Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario


Musee d’art Inuit Brousseau, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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