Markoosie Papigatuk

dancing bear Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born: 27 May 1976

Resides in: Cape Dorset

Markusie began carving as a teenager and is largely self-taught. His mother, Komajuk Tunnillie, and grandparents Tayaraq and Qavaroak (Kabubuwa) Tunnillie, were all accomplished carvers. Markoosie works mainly with animal themes, especially dancing bears of medium size, which he treats with a characteristic whimsy.