B. 1972 Kinngait, NU —
Nujalia Quvianaqtuliaq’s artistic career began at the behest of his brother Niveaksie, a printmaker at Kinngait Studios, where he apprenticed before becoming a printmaker in his own right. Currently based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, and working primarily with coloured pencil on paper, Quvianaqtuliaq’s vast layered landscapes of vibrating hues and abstract shapes take the form of rocky outcrops, plains and seas. In a few instances, polar bears and owls, and even peaked structures that mirror the mountains beyond, populate his otherwise desolate landscapes. Flat bands of orange, green and blue capture the elemental qualities of land, water and sky to create compositions that are still, drawn from memory, yet pulsating with Quvianaqtuliaq’s imagination.
Nujalia Quvianaqtuliaq (b. 1972 Kinngait) — Untitled 2011Coloured pencil 56 × 76 cm © DORSET FINE ARTS