David Ruben Piqtoukun
David Ruben Piqtoukun grew up in the Paulatuk area of the Western Canadian Arctic. He was introduced to stone carving in 1972 by his brother, Abraham Anghik, who had studied carving and design at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Training continued with an apprenticeship at the New World Jade company in Vancouver. Since 1974 his work has been represented in over thirty group exhibitions. Solo exhibitions have been held in Edmonton, Vancouver, Inuvik, and at Expo 1986 in Vancouver. His work is represented in many public and private collections including: Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, McMichael Canadian Collection, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Staatliche Museum für Volkerkunde, Munich and Winnipeg Art Gallery.
SSC Member Since: 2000
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