Paulosie Kasudluak (1938– ) is a sculptor and author from Inukjuak (Port Harrison). His stone carvings typically illustrate hunting scenes and arctic animals. He often uses bone and ligament to add additional details to his sculptures, using them to render spears and other hunting tools.
Kasudluak specialized in stone carving, employing his skills to craft sculptures that reflected the Inuit people’s rich cultural heritage and natural environment. He drew inspiration from his Inuit roots, capturing the spirit and vitality of Arctic wildlife, such as bears, seals, birds, and walruses, in his artwork. His sculptures often showcased remarkable attention to detail and a unique artistic style, showcasing his ability to breathe life into the stone.
Kasudluak’s carvings have been presented in exhibitions in Canada and internationally, such as Early Masterpieces of Inuit Sculpture at Feheley Fine Arts in 1991 and The Arctic/L’Arctique organized in 1983 by UNESCO in Paris, France. In addition, his work is held in the collection at the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau; the Winnipeg Art Gallery; the Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec City; the McCord Museum, Montrea;, the McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton; and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, among others.