Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok is a renowned sculptor from Arviat, Nunavut. She is one of the key artists who established the ‘minimalist’ style of sculpture associated with this area of Nunavut located on the west coast of Hudson’s Bay.

She began carving in the early 1960s. Her sculptures, most often representing mothers and children or family groups, are carved in a semi-abstract style in which the human figure is rarely defined in detail. Working in the difficult local stone, Tutsweetok often left large undulating surfaces uncarved, adding sparingly the suggestion of faces, arms and legs which seem to emerge from the stone. Occasionally she incised images onto her sculptures, indicating an interest in graphic art. In her later years, she turned to drawing, filling sheets of paper with highly coloured, almost abstract images.

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2015 Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok: I Turn to Stone
Feheley Fine Arts – Toronto, ON
(catalogue with essay by Ingo Hessel)

2011/2012 Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, ON

2010 Inuit Modern
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, ON

2006 Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum
Phoenix, Arizona

1994 Kanuitpit: Kunst und Kulturen der Eskimo
Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde Munchen – Munich, Germany

1989 – 1990 The Stone Sculpture of Arviat
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, ON
National Gallery of Canada – Ottawa, ON

1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, MB

1986 – 1987 Pure Vision: The Keewatin Spirit
Norman McKenzie Art Gallery
Regina, SK

1983 – 1985 Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art
Art Gallery of Ontario ,Toronto, ON

1973 – 1974 Les Eskimos / De Eskimos
Studio 44 / Passage 44
Brussels, Belgium

Art Gallery of Ontario
Canadian Museum of History
Dennos Museum Center,Traverse City, MI
Inuit Cultural Institute – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia
National Gallery of Canada
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Winnipeg Art Gallery
1991 Commissioned by the Earth Spirit Festival to carve a piece for the Visions of Power exhibition in Toronto.

1991 At the invitation of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Tasseor spent two weeks in Hull carving works for the CMC exhibition “Indigena”. She attended the opening of the show in April 1992.

1988 Attended the gala opening of the new National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

1973 Attended the opening of the exhibition “Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic” in Philadelphia.


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