Martha Tickie

One original hand-carved sculpture by Inuit artist Martha Tickie (1939-2015). One musk ox carved out of basalt stone.

Martha Tickie (1939-2015) was an Inuit carver from Baker Lake, Nunavut.

Tickie learned to carve at a young age from her grandfather. She is one of few female Inuit carvers and one of the only ones who carve in basalt. She is best known for her depictions of the mother and child theme and of musk oxen.

Exhibitions: An Enduring Tradition: Inuit Carving from Arctic Quebec, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Arctic Expressions, Nizhoni Dream Catchers Baker Lake Wallhangings 1980, Snow Goose Associates Baker Lake Wallhangings 1980, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery Heritage of the Inuit: Masterpieces of the Eskimo, Colorado Galleries of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College Inuit Games/Inuit Pinguangit/Jeux des inuit, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Inuit Masterworks, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum Major/Minor, Marion Scott Gallery People of the Caribou, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Recent Acquisitions of Early Inuit Sculpture, Arctic Artistry Salon International Europ’art ’92 presented by Galerie Saint Merri Six Women of Baker Lake, The Upstairs Gallery Three Artists of Baker Lake, Image of the Inuit Women of the North: An Exhibition of art by Inuit Women of the Canadian Arctic Marion Scott Gallery

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