Floyd Kuptana

Born: 1964  Male

Floyd Kuptana was born on February 14th, 1964 in Cape Perry, Northwest Territories. He started off by helping his cousins Francis and Abraham Angik Ruben sand and polish their carvings. Later working as an apprentice to David Ruben Piqtoukun. He studied and worked with them until 1992. Floyd’s work is primarily stone carvings as well as paintings and collage.

Floyd Kuptana’s sculptures of soapstone and other stone often feature shapes of both animal and human. Frequent imagery of transformation may be considered grotesque and include works of Sedna the Inuit goddess of the sea and marine animals. His work relates both to the Inuit shamanic beliefs and his own experiences.Floyd Kuptana’s pieces can be found in prestigious collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the New York Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto (Arcturus Gallery) and much more.



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