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Abraham Anghik (1951-)

Professions: Sculptor

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  • ABRAHAM APAKARK ANGHIK (1951-), W3-1205, Salt Spring IslandSHAMAN TRANSFORMING

  • ABRAHAM APAKARK ANGHIK (1951-), W3-1205, Salt Spring IslandSEDNA TRANSFORMING

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Abraham Anghik Biography

ABRAHAM APAKARK ANGHIK (ABE RUBEN; ABE; APAKARK; AVE)
Born: 1951 Male W3-1205
Place of Birth: Paulatuk
Resides: Salt Spring Island; also lived in Paulatuk, Inuvik, Yellowknife and Vancouver
Sculpture, Drawings, Printmaking
Abraham's brother, David Ruben Piqtoukun, is also a well known artist.
Abraham studied printmaking, silversmithing, and sculpture production under
Ron Senungtuk, an Alaskan Inuk, at the University of Alaska.

EXHIBITIONS:
1974 Group Exhibition
University of Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
1975 Group Exhibition
Arctic Circle
Edmonton, Alberta
1977 Group Exhibition
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
March - June 1978 The Coming and Going of the Shaman:
Eskimo Shamanism and Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
1979 Group Exhibition
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario
November - December 1980 Three by Four
Children of the Raven Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
October - November 1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess
Surrey Art Gallery,
(organized to complement the Musee
des beaux-arts de Montreal exhibit
of the same name)
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

1982 Group Show
Gallery Phillip
Don Mills, Ontario
January 1982 Works by Anghik, Morrisseau, Odjig,
Thomas
Gallery Quan
Toronto, Ontario
July - August 1982 New Work by a New Generation
Norman McKenzie Art Gallery,
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
(illustrated catalogue)
September 1982 Works by Abraham Anghik, David Ruben
Piqtoukun and Stefanie Ham
Gallery Quan
Toronto, Ontario
November 1983 - March 1985
Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, Ottawa, presented at the
General Assembly Building, United Nations
New York, New York, U.S.A.
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)
February 1984 - June 1986 Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and Canadian
Arctic Producers
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
March - May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

May - June 1986 The Spirit of the Land
The Koffler Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)
October - November 1987 1987 Eskimo Art
Franz Bader Gallery
Washington, DC, U.S.A.
December 1988 - 1989 Im Schatten der Sonne:Zeitgenossische Kunst
der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada/In the
Shadow of the Sun:Contemporary Indian and Inuit
Art in Canada
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
January - March 1989 Out of Tradition:
Abraham Anghik/David Ruben Piqtoukun
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
January - September 1990 Arctic Mirror
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Hull, Quebec
January 1991 Sojourns to Nunavut: Contemporary Inuit Art
from Canada
at Bunkamura Art Gallery, presented by the
University of British Columbia Museum of
Anthropology and The McMichael Canadian Art
Collection
Tokyo, Japan
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
February - June 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture
Exhibition (first exhibition)
Vancouver Inuit Art Society
Vancouver, British Columbia

January - March 1992 Images of Influence: Contemporary Inuit Art
Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey, British Columbia
June - October 1992 Nouveau Territoires...
350/500 Ans Apres, Presented at les maisons
de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-
de-Grace, and Rosemont-Petite Patrie
Montreal Recreation and Community
Development Service and les Ateliers
Visions Planetaire
Montreal, Quebec
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
November 1992 - January 1993
Borealis: Inuit Images of Man and Animals
Freeport Art Museum and Cultural Centre
Freeport, Illinois
1993 - 1993 Arts from the Arctic
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Anchorage, Alaska
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
March - April 1993 The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture
The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery
Toronto
April - July 1993 Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of
Shamanic Transformation
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated brochure)
October 1993 The Shaman's Drum - Echoes of the Past
Images of the North
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)


November - December 1993 Sculpture Inuit et
Retrospective Pudlo Pudlat
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
November - December 1993 Inuit Sculpture
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
August - October 1994 Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic
Bayly Art Museum
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.
October 1994 Sculpture of the Inuit:
Major Works by the Masters of Stone
Maslak McLeod Canadian Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
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)
October - December 1995 The Next Generation
Orca Aart Gallery
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
1973 Abraham Anghik
Arctic Arts Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta
1975 Abraham Anghik
Arctic Arts Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta
December 1976 Abraham Apakark Anghik
Langlois Gallery
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
July - August 1977 Abraham Anghik - Drawings and Sculpture
Pollock Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
August 1978 Abraham Anghik, Recent Sculpture
Pollock Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
1979 Abraham Anghik
Pollock Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
January - February 1980 Abraham Anghik - New Sculptures
Pollock Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
September 1980 Abraham Anghik
Bayard Gallery
New York, New York, U.S.A.
1981 Abraham Anghik
Images for a Canadian Heritage
Vancouver, British Columbia
December 1991 Spirit of my People
Alaska Gallery of New York
New York, New York, U.S.A.
COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Board of Regents Office, University of Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Citicorp, Toronto, Ontario
GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario
Glaxo Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
Guardian Capital Group Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Imperial Oil Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Labatt's Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Noranda Mines Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:
1974 Received a Cultural Grant to participate in an Arts and Crafts study tour
of British Columbia, which was sponsored by Indian and Northern Affairs
Canada.
1975 The Society for the Encouragement of Northern Talent adopted one of
Abraham's drawings of an owl as the design for their coat-of-arms.
1977 Attended the July opening of his solo exhibition held at the Pollock Gallery
in Toronto.
1979 Commissioned by the Nahanni Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of
the Empire to sculpt a piece that was donated to the Prince of Wales Northern
Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. The carving, entitled "Children of the
Light", took four and a half months to complete.
1979 Received a Cultural Grant to participate in the Eskimo Art-in-Conference II
held in Winnipeg.
1980 One of six artists included in a commemorative portfolio of prints
which were published to assist the Royal Ontario Museum's
Renovation/Expansion Fund.

1980 Received a Cultural Grant to attend Eskimo Art-in-Conference (III) in
Yellowknife.
1989 The sculpture "Shaman/Sedna with Raven Familiar" was featured on the cover of
the summer issue of Inuit Art Quarterly magazine.
1991 Won the $100,000 prize in the Glaxo Canada Inc. sculpture competition for his
16-foot work titled "Northern Myth, Northern Legend".
1991 Attended the artists'sessions held in Ottawa by the Inuit Artists' College
as an instructor.
1993 Appointed chair of the Canadian National Committee for the exhibition "Arts
from the Arctic."
1995 Along with Joe and Bill Nasogaluak, Abraham completed construction of a six-
metre, six-tonne sculpture of steel, metal and concrete, entitled "Spirits of
the Land", for the newly renovated lobby of the Stock Exchange Tower in
Calgary, Alberta.
SELECTED REFERENCES:

ABRAHAM ANGHIK TALKS ABOUT THE TIMES. In: Inuit Artists'
Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 1991.

IM SCHATTEN DER SONNE: Zeitgenoessische Kunst der Indianer und
Eskimos in Kanada. [In the Shadow of the Sun: Contemporary Art
of the Indians and Eskimos in Canada]. Stuttgart: Edition
Cantz. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1988.

PAULATUK ALBUM: PEOPLE OF THE '30S. Tusaayaksat, June, 1986.
Anghik, Abraham
AN INTERVIEW WITH ABRAHAM ANGHIK. Inuit Art Quarterly, 6(2)
Spring 1991: 18-23.
Austerer, Walter
ABE ANGHIK: Contemporary and Accomplished Canadian Artist.
Arts & Culture of the North 5(2): 319-21, 1981.
Blodgett, Jean
THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo Shamanism and Art.
Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.
Driscoll, Bernadette
UUMAJUT: Animal Imagery in Inuit art. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art
Gallery, 1985.
Ingram, Jan
ARTS FROM THE ARCTIC; A CELEBRATORY EXHIBITION: At the
Anchorage Museum of History and Art until September 19, 1993.
Inuit Art Quarterly: Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall, 1993.
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from
Dene and Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American
Native Arts Museum, 1995.
Lipton, Barbara
ARCTIC VISION: Art of the Canadian Inuit. Ottawa : Canadian
Arctic Producers, 1984.
Mitchell, Marybelle
INDIGENA: Perspectives of indigenous peoples on five hundred
years. Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 3, Summer/Fall 1992,
pp. 41-43.
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery
NEW WORKS BY A NEW GENERATION. Regina: Norman MacKenzie Art
Gallery, 1982.
Surrey Art Gallery
THE INUIT SEA GODDESS. Surrey: The Surrey Art Gallery, 1981.
Sutherland, David
PAULATUK: Mythology in Stone and Photographs. Inuit Art
Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 4, Fall, 1987. pp.13.

Swinton, George
MULTIPLE REALITIES: Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation.
Inuit Art Quarterly: Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter, 1993, pp. 43-47.
The Great Canada '91 Organizing Committee
CONTEMPORARY INUIT ART EXHIBITION: Sojourns to Nunavut. In:
Great Canada '91 Official Program, pp. 46-49, 1991.
Vallee, Frank
SOJOURNS TO NUNAVUT: Contemporary Inuit art from Canada. Inuit
Art Quarterly, 6(3) Summer 1991: 34-35.
Vision Planetaire
NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES: 350/500 ANS APRES: Une exposition d'art
aborigene contemporain du Canada. Montreal: Vision Planetaire:
Ville de Montreal: UNESCO, 1992.
Wight, Darlene
OUT OF TRADITION: Abraham Anghik / David Ruben Piqtoukun: a
retrospective exhibition. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1989.

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