Taqialuk Nuna

TAQIALUQ NUNA          (TAKIALUK; TACKIALUK; NOONA; TUK)

 

 

Date of Birth:     November 1, 1958                                  Male/Female:    Male E7-1643

 

Place of Birth:    Cape Dorset

 

Mother:             Josie Niroukasia           

Father:              Sharky Nuna

                                                                                                                                                           

Taqialuq is the son of Cape Dorset artist, Sharky Nuna.  Taqiuluk learned how to carve through observing family and community members. He has since participated in various carving workshops and enjoys learning more about his art medium.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

March – April 1979                                             Die Kunst aus der Arktis

                                                                        Inuit Galerie, Mannheim

                                                                        Held at the Rathaus Foyer

                                                                        Mainz, Germany

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

May 1984                                                          Sculpture from Cape Dorset – The New Generation

                                                                        The Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

November – December 1989                               Sculpture Inuit

                                                                        Canadian Guild of Craft Quebec

                                                                        Montreal, Quebec

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

June – July 1990                                                Small Sculpture from Across the Canadian Arctic

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

November 1990                                                  This Is My World

                                                                        Presented by Jordan Fine Arts

                                                                        At the Windmill Gallery

                                                                        Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

 

November – December 1991                               The Hand: Images in Inuit Sculpture

                                                                        The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

October – November 1992                                   Arctic Ice: Sculptures in Marble by the Artists of Cape Dorset, NWT

                                                                        Marion Scott Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)


November – December 1992                               Inuit Sculpture – New Acquisitions

                                                                        Pucker Gallery

                                                                        Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

November – December 1992                               Sculpture Inuit

                                                                        Canadian Guild of Craft Quebec

                                                                        Montreal, Quebec

 

February 1993                                                   Kunstwerke der Inuit

                                                                        Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein

                                                                        In conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies

                                                                        At the Hotel am Badersee

                                                                        Grainau, Germany

 

March – April 1993                                             The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture

                                                                        The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

November – December 1994                               Small Sculptures by Great Artists III

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

April – June 1995                                               The Birds of Cape Dorset:

                                                                        A collection of sculpture by 32 Cape Dorset Carvers

                                                                        The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

May – September 1995                                      Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada

                                                                        Institute of American Indian Arts Museum

                                                                        Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

 

September 1995                                                Sedna: Spirit of the Sea

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

October – December 1995                                  Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                                        The Next Generation

                                                                        ORCA AART Gallery

                                                                        Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

November – December 1995                               Miniaturen

                                                                        Inuit Galerie

                                                                        Mannheim, Germany

                                                                                                (brochure)

 

November 1996                                                  Small Sculptures by Great Artists V

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

January 1997                                                     Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian and Inuit Art

                                                                        Presented by Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

                                                                        Paris, France

                                                                        (tour)

                                                                                                (catalogue)

 

March – April 1997                                             Itinraire Inuit rencontrer un peuple travers son art held at Unesco Headquarters

                                                                        Sponsored by Association Inuksuk L’homme debo \

                                                                        Paris, France

                                                                                                (catalogue)

 

May 1997                                                          Three Younger Masters: Tuck Nuna, Turaq Ragee and Toonoo Sharky

                                                                        Loondance Gallery/Galerie L’envol Du Huart

                                                                        Mont Tremblant, Quebec

 

June 1997                                                         Singing and Dancing and Playing

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

                                                                                                (brochure)

 

November 1998                                                  Sculpture from the Canadian Arctic

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

October 1999                                                     Horizons

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

April 2000                                                          Taqiuluk Nuna: The Artist’s Hand

                                                                        Inuit Sculpture Portfolio

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

 

November                                                          Small Sculptures by Great Artists (November 2001)

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

Spring 2005                                                       Cape Dorset Sculpture

                                                                        Spirit Wrestler Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

December 2005 – January 2006                          Small Sculptures by Great Artists

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

2006                                                                 Rhythms in Motion

                                                                        Galerie d’art Vincent

                                                                        Ottawa, Ontario

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

June – July 2006                                                Polar Bears

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

December 2006 – January 2007                          Small Sculpture by Great Artists

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

February – March 2007                                       The Arctic Hare

                                                                        The Albers Gallery

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

 

April – May, 2008                                               Arctic Wind – An Expression of Naturalism

                                                                        Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

 

December, 2008                                                Mini Masterworks II

                                                                        Spirit Wrestler Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                    (illustrated catalogue)

 

Summer 2009                                                    Summer Celebration

                                                                        Images of the North

                                                                        San Francisco

 

December, 2009                                                Small Sculptures by Great Artists

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

                                                                                    (illustrated brochure)

 

May – June, 2010                                              Polar Bears

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

October, 2011                                                    Stone and Paper

                                                                        Cape Dorset 2011

                                                                        Native Art Gallery

                                                                        Oakville, ON

                                                                                    (illustrated catalogue)

 

January, 2012                                                    Small Treasures

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario

Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, NWT

 

 

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND EVENTS:

 

1987     Participated in the Second Experimental Stone Workshop – August 3 – 7 at the Iqaluit Jewellery Centre.

 

1988     Participated in the Third Experimental Stone Workshop –February 18 - 26 at the Iqaluit Jewellery Centre.

 

1990     Participated in the commission of the Sedna Legend, a group piece for the Royal Trust Company.

 

1992     Invited to give a demonstration of soapstone carving at the Snow-Goose Annual Mask Show, March 10.

 

 

SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum

            KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada.

            Santa Fe, New Mexico: Institute of American Native Arts Museum, 1995.

 

Marion Scott Gallery

            ARCTIC ICE: SCULPTURES IN MARBLE BY THE ARTISTSOF CAPE DORSET, NWT

            Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery, 1992.