Maudie Rachel Ohiktook

transformation Inuit Art Sculpture in basalt

Born: January 1, 1944 Female
Resides: Taloyoak

Maudie was born at Thom Bay, on the eastern Boothia Peninsula. She moved to Spence Bay in 1965 and began carving in 1968. The themes of many of Maudie’s sculptures are supernatural spirits, deities and creatures. She enjoys working in whalebone and stone. Maudie’s husband, James Okittuq, is also a carver in Spence Bay.

COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba