Malaija Pootoogook

Malaija Pootoogook was born in Iqualuit in the cold winter month of January, 1971. She is the adopted daughter of Paulassie Pootoogook and Ishuhngitok Pootoogook, both now deceased. Malaija had been surrounded by artist in her family. Her father, Paulassie was highly regarded as a sculptor and her brother, Mosesee, is also a talented stone carver. Her brother, Itee Pootoogook, has received critical and popular acclaim for his contemporary drawings.

Makaija did her first drawing in 1994, inspired by the work of her great-grandmother, the late Pitseolak Ashoona. She was represented in the annual print collection for the first time in 2011 with two affecting images of the Arctic Owl. Expressive and monumental depictions of birds and the Arctic wildlife are a continuing theme in her work.

Exhibitions:

2011, 2013  - Cape Dorset Graphics (Annual Collection and Illustrated catalogue)

October - November 2013 - Head Artist at a Toronto art gallery

Acknowledgement: DFA

9 artworks

Accordion Player - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
Accordion Player
$ 700.00
Clash - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
Clash
$ 1,000.00
CRISSCROSS - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
CRISSCROSS
$ 450.00
Early Lesson - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
Early Lesson
$ 450.00
Malaija Pootoogook (Luminous Bird) - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
Malaija Pootoogook (Luminous Bird)
$ 800.00
Malaija Pootoogook (Song Birds) - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
Malaija Pootoogook (Song Birds)
$ 800.00
Mosaic Bird - Northern Expressions | MALAIJA POOTOOGOOK - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
MALAIJA POOTOOGOOK
Mosaic Bird
$ 600.00
Nunavut Vampire - Northern Expressions | MALAIJA POOTOOGOOK - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
MALAIJA POOTOOGOOK
Nunavut Vampire
$ 500.00
RECLINING CARIBOU - Northern Expressions | Malaija Pootoogook - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Malaija Pootoogook
RECLINING CARIBOU
$ 550.00