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Sukkualuk Akesuk
SUQUALUK AKESUK (SHOOQUALOO)

Sukkualuk 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.

Narwhal

Sukkualuk 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.

Sukkualuk 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.


EXHIBITIONS:

April 1988 : L'art inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Palais de L'Europe, Le Touquet France.

July 1988 : L'art inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon France.

April - June 1995 : The Birds of Cape Dorset: 32 Cape Dorset Carvers, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. (illustrated brochure)