PADLAYA QIATSUK (PALAYA; QIATSOO)
Born: May 10, 1965
Padlaya is the son of the well-known sculptor and printmaker Lukta
Qiatsuq. Padlaya began carving at the age of twelve and credits his father and other elder carvers as influences. From his father, he learned a deep respect for the land, and this admiration shows in his treatment of wildlife subjects. He says that he has fun making art, and he likes to carve figurative works, with transformational themes being his favourites.
May 1986 A New Selection of Masterful Sculptures
from Cape Dorset
Houston North Gallery
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
July - August 1986 L'art et la Matiere: Peintures au sable
de Claude Durand - Sculptures d'Art Esquimaux
Le Comite d'Animation Culturelle
October 1987 [L'art inuit]
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Chambre de Commerce de Chateauroux
October 1988 Tundra & Ice: Stone Images of
Animals and Man
presented by Orca Aart at the
February 1989 Arctic Images: Major Sculptures by Canada's
Leading Contemporary Eskimo (Inuit) Artists
at D/Erlien Fine Art Limited
presented by Orca Aart, Chicago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
June 1989 Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition
of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks
Presented by the Amway Corporation
at the United Nations General Assembly
New York, New York, U.S.A.
June - Sept 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture
Exhibition (second exhibition)
Vancouver Inuit Art Society
Vancouver, British Columbia
March - April 1993 The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture
The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery
June - July 1993 The Next Generation--Inuit Sculpture
October - Nov 1993 Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset
Art Space Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
November - Dec 1994 Small Sculpture by Great Artists:
The Younger Generation
Feheley Fine Arts
Nov - Dec 1994 Three Young Carvers from Cape Dorset
and Drawings by Aoudla Pudlat
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
November - Dec 1995 Miniaturen
Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.
(c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995