Qabaroak Qatsiya


Qabaroak Qatsiya (1942– ) is a printmaker born at Keautuk Camp, Nunavut. After spending his formative years living on the land, Qabaroak and his family moved to Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, in 1962. In Kinngait, Qabaraok began drawing. The subjects of his drawings are often animals, reflecting his love of hunting and knowledge of arctic wildlife. From 1972 to 1982, Qabaroak worked as a printmaker in the printshop in Kinngait. His wife, Iqaluk, and his son Tutuiya Qatsiya are both carvers in Cape Dorset.

Qabaroak’s prints have been shown at exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and France. They can be found in the collection at the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Vaughan, the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, among others. Qabaroak was also the President of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative (now Kinngait Studios) in 1993.


Qabaroak Qatsiya