Papiara Tukiki

“I enjoy drawing animals and I’m amazed at how they survive up here in the north. Without them, my family would never have survived. I also draw people camping because I am reminded of old times when we lived on the land. Those were good times.”

Papiara Tukiki has been a delightful mainstay of the annual collection since her first prints were introduced in 2004. Papiara’s simple forms capture the essence of her subject — whether it be human or animal or some combination of the two, as in her Loon Spirit (2012).

Papiara has an innate sense of design. In 1977 she received an Award of Excellence for her original design in the “Things That Make us Beautiful” competition organized by the Department of Indian and Northern Development. In 2012 Papiarak had a well-received exhibition of her original drawings at a Toronto gallery.

Born on Christmas Day, 1942, Papiara is married to Qopie Tukiki, a long-time employee of the community’s Housing Association. They live in Cape Dorset.

-Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, 2013.

Born on December 25, 1942 in unknown. Nationality is Inuit

Exhibitions

2018 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, INUIT NOW, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2014 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2013 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2012 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2011 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2008 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2007 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2006 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2004 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

Collections

20.1 X 26.1 in. - $600.00
Papiara Tukiki artwork 'WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR 8/50' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
17.5 X 24.25 in. - $800.00
Papiara Tukiki artwork 'CRESTED RAVENS 12/50' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
22.4 X 30.1 in. - $600.00
Papiara Tukiki artwork 'HELPING HANDS 6/50' available at Canada House Gallery - Banff, Alberta
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