Akesuk was born on March 3, 1959, in the community of Cape
Dorset located on Baffin Island in the Northwest Territories.
Sukkualuk comes from a family of carvers. His adopted parents
are artists Simaiyok and Latcholassie Akesuk from Cape Dorset.
Latcholassie is the son of Cape Dorset sculptor Tudlik. Sukkualuk's
adopted sister, Milutituk Petaulassie, is a sculptor.
is also know as Shooqualoo! He presently lives and carves
in the community of Cape Dorset. Sukkualuk has also lived
in Iqaluit, Salluit and Catherine Bay.
is mostly known for his carvings of narwhals and whales which
he most often carves in a diving pose. He also loves to carve
birds which he carves in creative poses.
: L'art inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Palais
de L'Europe, Le Touquet France.
: L'art inuit,
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon
- June 1995 : The
Birds of Cape Dorset: 32 Cape Dorset Carvers, Albers Gallery, San
Francisco, California, U.S.A. (illustrated brochure)