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Mathew Aqigaaq (1940-2010)

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  • MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010), E2-350, Baker LakeMOTHER AND CHILDREN, stone, signed in syllabics, 11" x 12" x 7" - 27.9 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm.

  • MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010), POLAR BEAR, stone, 16" x 9.5" x 9.5" - 40.6 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm.

  • MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-), E2-350, Baker Lake PARENTS

  • [ INUIT ART ]

Mathew Aqigaaq Biography

MATHEW AQIGAAQ (AKEEAH; AQQIGA; AQIGGAAQ)
Born: August 14, 1940 Male E2-350
Place of Birth: near the Kazan River Falls
Resides: Baker Lake
Sculpture, Prints
Mathew is married to Baker Lake artist Marjorie Agluvak.

EXHIBITIONS:
1968 Group Exhibition
Waddington Gallery
Montreal, Quebec
1968 Group Exhibition
Lippel Gallery
Montreal, Quebec
April 1968 Baker Lake Sculpture
Robertson Galleries
Ottawa, Ontario
May - June 1969 Eskimo Sculpture '69
Robertson Galleries
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)
June 1969 Eskimo Sculpture
Isaacs Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
Sep - Oct 1970 Canadian Eskimo Arts Festival
Alaska Methodist University Galleries
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
1971 - 1973 Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

1973 The Tactile Eskimo Art Collection/
Collection de sculptures esquimaudes
appreciables par le toucher
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, in cooperation with the Canadian
National Institute for the Blind
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(catalogue)
Dec 1973 - Jan 1974 Eskimo Sculpture (and Drawings)
Waddington Galleries
Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated catalogue)
1974 Stone Sculpture of Baker Lake Eskimos
Pucker/Safrai Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1974 Baker Lake Sculpture
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
1974 Crafts from Arctic Canada/Artisanat de
l'arctique canadien
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
March 1974 Baker Lake Sculpture
The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)
June - September 1974 Ulu/Inua: Form and Fantasy in Eskimo Art
Casino Gallery, Ravinia Park
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(catalogue)

August 1974 Ten Masterworks Exhibition Artists
Gallery of the Arctic
Victoria, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
March - July 1976 The Mulders' Collection of Eskimo Sculpture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
June 1977 Sheokju of Cape Dorset & Eleven
Sculptors of Baker Lake
Victor Waddington Gallery
London, England
(illustrated catalogue)
January - June 1979 Spirits and Dreams - Arts of the Inuit of Baker Lake
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)
October 1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork
Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
February - March 1980 Collectors' Choice - An Exhibition of
Important Inuit Sculpture
Waddington Galleries
Toronto, Ontario
April - May 1980 Baker Lake - Drawings, Sculpture, Tapestries
Theo Waddington
Toronto, Ontario

April - May 1980 The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit
Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)
April - May 1981 Festival of Birds
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Oct - Nov 1982 Inuit Sculpture 1982
The Raven Gallery
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
May 1983 - April 1985 Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from
the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
Nov 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)
Nov 1984 - Feb 1985 Stones, Bones, Cloth, and Paper:
Inuit Art in Edmonton Collections
Edmonton Art Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta
December 1984 Takamit - Canadian Eskimo Art: Selections
from Private Collections and the Government
of Canada
Organized by La Federation des Cooperatives
du Nouveau-Quebec and the Jane Voorhees
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)
Feb 1985 - April 1986 Die Kunst aus der Arktis
Department of Indian and Northern
Affairs Canada, Ottawa,
presented by Commerzbank
Frankfurt, Germany
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
March - May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
December 1985 Masterwork Sculpture 1985
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
May - June 1986 The Spirit of the Land
The Koffler Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)
July - August 1986 Keewatin Sculpture: Reflections of
the Spirit
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1986 Masterwork Sculpture 1986
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1987 Recent Acquisitions of Early Inuit Sculpture
Arctic Artistry
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

June - September 1988 The World Around Me
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Lethbridge, Alberta
August - Sep 1988 Mother & Child
Marion Scott Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
November 1988 Echoes of the Drum
Gallery of the Arctic
Victoria, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
January - February 1989 The Early Years: Sculpture from the 50's and 60's
The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)
June 1989 Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition
of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks
Presented by the Amway Corporation
at the United Nations General Assembly
New York, New York, U.S.A.
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
June - July 1989 Baker Lake Sculpture
The Upstairs Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
July - Sep1989 Mother and Child: Selections from the
Inuit Collection of the Art Gallery
of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

1990 Baker Lake
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
January - Sep 1990 Arctic Mirror
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Hull, Quebec
November 1990 Inuit Masterworks
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
February - June 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture
Exhibition (first exhibition)
Vancouver Inuit Art Society
Vancouver, British Columbia
June - September 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture
Exhibition (second exhibition)
Vancouver Inuit Art Society
Vancouver, British Columbia
June - November 1991 Qamanittuaq: The Art of Baker Lake
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Nov 1993 - March 1994 The Inuit Imagination
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
August - October 1994 Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic
Bayly Art Museum
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.
March - July 1995 Immaginario Inuit
Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi
Galleria d'Arte Moderna
e Contemporanea
Verona, Italy
(illustrated catalogue)
November 1995 Inspiration
Four Decades of Sculpture
Marion Scott Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
November - Dec 1979 Mathew Aqigaaq - Recent Sculpture
Theo Waddington
London, England
(illustrated catalogue)
1980 Mathew Aqiggaaq Sculpture
Inuit Galerie
Mannheim, Germany
April - May 1980 Mathew Aqiggaaq
Theo Waddington
New York, New York, U.S.A.
September 1980 Mathew Aqiggaaq - Recent Sculpture
Waddington's
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)
May 1982 Mathew Aqiggaaq (Akeah) of Baker Lake
The Upstairs Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
January 1991 Mathew Aqigaaq (Akeeya)
The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
Toronto, Ontario
COLLECTIONS:
Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Macmillan-Bloedel Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:
1965 Participated in a experimental graphics workshop in Baker Lake
(uncatalogued and unpublished).
1989 Attended the opening of the "Masters of the Arctic" exhibition in New York
City on June 5th.
SELECTED REFERENCES:
Blodgett, Jean
GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS: Selections from the Klamer Family
Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.
Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Dev.
AKEEAH: Stone Sculpture of Baker Lake. Ottawa: Dept. of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development, 1968.
Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Dev.
INUNNIT: The Art of the Canadian Eskimo = L'art des Eskimaux du
Canada. / by W. T. Larmour. French translation by Jacques
Brunet. Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, 1967.

Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs
CANADIAN INUIT SCULPTURE. Ottawa: Inuit Art Section, 1992.
Canadian Arctic Producers
MATHEW AQIGGAAQ: Recent Sculpture. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic
Producers Cooperative Limited, 1979.
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
CRAFTS FROM ARCTIC CANADA = ARTISANAT DE L'ARCTIQUE CANADIEN.
Ottawa: Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1974.
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
SCULPTURE/INUIT: Sculpture of the Inuit: masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic = La sculpture chez les Inuit: chefs-d'oeuvre de
l'Arctique canadien. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
London: Aidan Ellis Publishing, 1971.
Gallery of the Arctic
ECHOES OF THE DRUM. Victoria, B.C. : Gallery of the Arctic, 1988.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
BAKER LAKE. Vancouver, B.C. : Inuit Gallery of Vancouver [1990].
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
MASTERWORKS; SCULPTURE. Vancouver, B.C. : Inuit Gallery of
Vancouver, 1986.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT: Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian
Arctic. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1979.
James, Geoffrey
MASTERWORKS OF THE ARCTIC: An Impressive Summation. Time,
November 29, 1971. pp.12-13.
Macduff, Alistair
LORDS OF THE STONE: An Anthology of Eskimo Sculpture. / By
Alistair Macduff. Photographs by George M. Galpin. North
Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1982.

Marion Scott Gallery
INSPIRATION: FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:
Curated by Norman Zepp. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery [1996].
Marion Scott Gallery
MOTHER & CHILD. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery, 1988.
McMichael Canadian Collection
THE MCMICHAEL CANADIAN COLLECTION. Kleinberg: McMichael
Canadian Collection, 1979.
Sanavik Cooperative
SCULPTURE 1974. Baker Lake: Sanavik Cooperative, 1974.
Seidelman, Harold and James Turner
THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture.
Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.
Swinton, George
ESKIMO SCULPTURE. = SCULPTURE ESQUIMAUDE. Toronto: McClelland
and Stewart, 1965.
Swinton, George
SCULPTURE OF THE ESKIMO. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972.
Upstairs Gallery
BAKER LAKE SCULPTURE. Winnipeg: The Upstairs Gallery 1989.
Verona. Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
IMMAGINARIO INUIT: ARTE E CULTURA DEGLI ESQUIMESICANADESI.
Commune di Verona: Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di
Palazzo Forti, 1995.
Waddington Galleries
ESKIMO SCULPTURE. Montreal: Waddington Galleries, 1974.

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