Quvianaqtuk Pudlat

Born in 1962

A newcomer to Kinngait Studios, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat has focused on making drawings from sculpture, and depicting the dynamic animals of the Arctic landscape.

Pudlat is a naturalist. As a keen observer of nature and a hunter, he intimately understands the physical characteristics, musculature of movement, and behaviours of Arctic wildlife. During the spring, Pudlat travels to his cabin twenty-five miles away from Kinngait. Within the remote area, where he spends time with this family fishing and bird watching. He also gets inspiration from nature films and TV documentaries about animals.

With no formal artistic training, Pudlat shows tremendous skill as a graphic artist. Through his distinct drawing style and his attention to anatomy and behaviour of animals, Pudlat follows the footsteps of artists such as Kananginak Pootoogook and Tim Pitsiulak.

Biography by Feheley Fine Arts