JACO ISHULUTAQ   (ESHULUTAK; EESHUGLUTAK; ESULUKTAK)

       Born:  February 15, 1951   

       Pangnirtung

      

       Jaco Ishulutaq started carving at the age of sixteen.  He learned by watching

       his grandfather and has since enjoyed making medium-sized sculptures from    

       antler, ivory, whalebone and, more particularly, stone.  His favourite       

       subjects include people, birds and other animals.  Jaco also enjoys drawing  

       and jewellery-making, but no longer works in the former medium because it is 

       not as lucrative as sculpting.  When making jewellery Jaco prefers using     

       soapstone to ivory for personal reasons.  Several members of Jaco's family are

       involved in the arts. His mother, Elisapee, brother Lazalusie, and sisters   

       Rosie and Jessie are all active artists in Pangnirtung and Iqaluit.          

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

       Nov - Dec 1979                 In Celebration of the Arts of the Canadian

                                                   Eskimo of Pangnirtung, N.W.T.                    

                                                   Inuit Art Gallery                                

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

       October - Nov 1980          Pangnirtung Whalebone Sculpture

                                                   Gallery One                                       

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       January - February 1981  Pangnirtung Whalebone Sculpture

                                                   The Snow Goose                                    

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

       May - June 1981                Pangnirtung - Recent Sculpture

                                                    Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       November - Dec 1984       Pangnirtung 1984: Eskimo Print Collection

                                                    and Sculpture                                    

                                                    Images of the North                              

                                                    San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       October 1986                    Masterwork Sculpture 1986

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       November - Dec 1987      Art Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       July 1988                            [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon             

                                                   France

       August - Sep 1988           Mother & Child

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       November 1988                [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Les Martres-de-Veyre                          

                                                   France

       December 1988                [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie des Tanneurs, Mulhouse                

                                                   France

       February - March 1989     [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at St. Marcellin                                 

                                                   France

       March - April 1989            [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de l'Europe, le Touquet                

                                                   France

 

       May 1989                           Spirit of the Birds

                                                   Gallery of the Arctic                            

                                                   Victoria, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       April 1990                          Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de l'Europe                            

                                                   Le Touquet, France

       July 1990                           Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Thonon les Bains                              

                                                   France

       January - Feb 1991          Pangnirtung Woven Tapestries

                                                   The Upstairs Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

       February - April 1991       Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Humbert                               

                                                   Nantes, France

       April - June 1991              Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie La Tour des Cardinaux                 

                                                   L'Isle sur la Sorgue, France

       June - July 1991                Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Ombre et Lumiere                      

                                                   Ensisheim, France

       November - Dec 1991      The Hand:  Images in Inuit Sculpture

                                                   The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery                        

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       March - April 1993            The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture

                                                   The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery                        

                                                   Toronto

       September - Oct 1994      Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's

                                                   Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum                        

                                                   Huis Hellemans                                   

                                                   Edegem, Belgium

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       May - Sept1995                Keeping Our Stories Alive:

                                                   An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts              

                                                   from Dene and Inuit of Canada                    

                                                   Institute of American Indian Arts Museum         

                                                   Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

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