Quaraq Nungusuitok

bear Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born May 18 1986 (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) 

Quaraq started carving with hand tools at the age of 13. When he first started carving, he used to hide from others because he was too shy. He learned by watching his father, the renowned carver Tuqiqki Manomie.

Quaraq likes to carve polar bears, seals, walruses ,birds with outstretched wings and transformation pieces. He describes his transformation pieces as similar to those of his father. His bears tend towards realism and they have movement.

Quaraq loves to carve and carving is the only way that he has ever earned a living. Quaraq Nungusuitok’s works can be found in various galleries in Northern America.