Pootoogook Jaw

POOTOOGOOK JAW

 

 

Date of Birth:     February 9, 1959                                    Male/Female:    Male E7-1667

 

Place of Birth:    Cape Dorset

 

Mother:             Melia Pootoogook

Father:              Joe Pootoogook

                                                                                                                                                           

 

Pootoogook’s parents, Melia and Joe are also artists in Cape Dorset.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

November 1990                                                  Inuit Masterworks

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

May 1992                                                          Our Hoods Are Full

                                                                        Arctic Artistry

                                                                        Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

 

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

                                                                        Marion Scott Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                        (illustrated catalogue)

 

April 1995                                                          Inuit Mythology

                                                                        Arctic Expressions

                                                                        Hamilton, Ontario

 

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

                                                                        Institute of American Indian Arts Museum

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

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

November 1995                                                  Inspiration

                                                                        Four Decades of Sculpture

                                                                        Marion Scott Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

November – December 1996                               New Visions

                                                                        Spirit Wrestler Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)


May – June 2001                                               Baffin Island Sculpture

                                                                        The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

September – October 2002                                 Ohito Ashoona and Pootoogook Jaw

                                                                        The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

2004                                                                 Masterworks III
Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

Spring 2005                                                       Cape Dorset Sculpture

                                                                        Spirit Wrestler Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

March – April, 2010                                            Vancouver Olympic Exhibition

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

May – June, 2010                                              Polar Bears

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

 

October, 2010                                                    Arctic Wind III: An Expression of Survival

                                                                        Coastal Peoples Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

December, 2010                                                Small Sculptures by Great Artists

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

                                                                                    (illustrated catalogue)

 

January – February, 2011                                   Small Treasures 2011

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Musee d’art Inuit Brousseu, Quebec City, Quebec

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

Dewar, Patricia

            YOU HAD TO BE THERE.  Nepean, Ontario: Inuit Art Quarterly, 9(1), Spring 1994, pp. 20-28.

 

Goo-Doyle, Ovilu

“TIME WILL MAKE YOU A CARVER”: An interview with Pootoogook Jaw of Cape Dorset. Inuit Art Quarterly, Vol.8, No.2, Summer 1993.

 

Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

            MONUMENTS IN STONE:  Recent Sculptures from Cape Dorset.

Toronto: The Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, 1988.

 

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.

 

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

INUIT MASTERWORKS: November 3 – November 24, 1990.  Vancouver, B.C.: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1990.

 

Marion Scott Gallery

ARCTIC ICE: SCULPTURE IN MARBLE BY THE ARTISTS OF CAPE DORSET, NWT: Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery, 1992.