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Pits Qimirpik
(Kooyoo; Qimrqpik; Pitseolak)

Drum Dancer

Pits Qimirpik (also known as "Pitsiula")was born on January 17th 1967, on Baffin Island situated in the Northwest Territories.

Pits presently lives in Iqaluit and has also lived in Lake Harbour. His adoptive parents are Nuyaliaq and Annie Qimirpik.They are also carvers living in Lake Harbour.

Like many Inuit artists, Pits draws his inspiration from Arctic wildlife as well as the human form..


EXHIBITIONS:

December 1984 - February 1985: The Last and First Eskimos Museum of Science and History Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

June - September 1988: Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba

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)