Ejesiak Peter

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14 x 10 x 23 in.
$9,500 CAD


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Ejesiak Peter

"Eyeetsiak Peter has been making art since he was a teenager and is credited as a printmaker in the 1961 Cape Dorset print release. In 1970, he received first prize for his sculpture Taloolayook and Man and the Northwest Territories Centennial Sculpture Competition (the piece was presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth II). His sculpture from the early 60's already had the fluidity of line and use of cutaway that are now characteristic of his work. He was part of the the 1980 The Inuit Sea Goddess touring exhibition originated by the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and his work is exhibited nationally and internationally."

-quoted from Cape Dorset Sculpture, Douglas & McIntyre, 2005


Also known as Eyeetsiak, Eegeechiak, Eeyeesiak, Eyeechiak, Egeetsiak, Eechiak, Eyeesiak, Egesiak.

Born on February 15, 1937 in resides in Cape Dorset, NU. Nationality is Inuit

Exhibitions

1961 Cape Dorset Print Collection
1967 Eskimo Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery, presented at Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, MB
1970 Sculpture, Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, competition/exhibition organized for the Centennial of the N.W.T., Yellowknife, NT
1974 Eegeechiak, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
1974 Inuit Sculpture 1974, Lippel Gallery, Montreal, QC
1975 Cape Dorset - Selected Sculpture from the Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1980 Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1980 La deesse inuite de la mer/The Inuit Sea Goddess, Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, QC
1982 Songs in Stone, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Canadian Inuit Art, Canadian Arctic Producers, City Hall, Nuuk/Godthab, Greenland
1985 - 86 Selected Canadian Sculpture, Webster Galleries, Calgary, AB
1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1985 New Beginnings: A Celebration of Native Expression at the First Native Business Summit, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1988 - 89 Night Spirits: Cape Dorset 1960 - 1965, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1989 Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks, United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY
1991 Taste of the Wild, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Cape Dorset Sculpture, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Scultpure Exhibition, Vancouver Inuit Art Society, Vancouver, BC
1991 Inuit Sculpture, displayed with the 1991 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
1993 Sculpture & Graphics from Cape Dorset, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1993 - 94 The Inuit Imagination, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1994 Kanuitpit? Kunst und Kulturen der Eskimo: Eine Auswahl aus den Museumssammlungen Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde Munchen, Munich, Germany
1994 Eegyvudluk Pootoogook - Eyeetsiak Peter - Axangayu Shaa Exhibition, Inuit Art Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1995 The Birds of Cape Dorset: A Collection of Sculpture by 32 Cape Dorset Carvers, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Stone & Bone: The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The Northwest Company, The Sun Valley Center for Arts & Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1999 The R.D. Bell Collection of Inuit Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1999 Horizons, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2001 Living Arctic, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Collections

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II, London, UK
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, QC
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Awards

1970 Received the first prize, for his sculpture 'Taloolayook and Man', in the Northwest Territories' centennial exhibition/competition: SCULPTURE; his sculpture was presented to H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II in Yellowknife during her visit to Canada in July

Publications

2005 Cape Dorset Sculpture FEATURED PAGE 52
1989 Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks, Amway Corporation, Ada, MI
1975 Modern Eskimo Art, Erwin A. Bauer, Oceans, vol. 4
1970 Sculpture, Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Ottawa, ON
1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art, Bernadette Driscoll, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1988 Monuments in Stone: Recent Sculpture from Cape Dorset, The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, ON
1993 The Inuit Imagination: Arctic Myth & Sculpture, Harold Seidelman and James Turner, pub. by Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON
1972 Sculpture of the Eskimo, George Swinton, pub. by McLelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON
1980 La Dresse Inuite de la Mer - The Inuit Sea Goddess, Nelda Swinton, Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal, QC
1979 Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1975 Cape Dorset: Selected Sculpture from the Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1987 Swinton Colleciton of Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Credits

1974 Travelled to Windsor, Ontario to participate in a week-long event called 'Art in the Park', which was sponsored by the Art Gallery of Windsor