Papiara Tukiki

I enjoy drawing animals and I’m amazed at how they survive up here in the north. Without them, my family would never have survived. I also draw people camping because I am reminded of old times when we lived on the land. Those were good times. - Papiara Tukiki

Papiara Tukiki has been a delightful mainstay of the annual collection since her first prints were introduced in 2004.
Papiara’s simple forms capture the essence of her subject - whether it be human or animal or some combination of the two, as in her Loon Spirit (2012 - 17) of 2012.

Papiara has an innate sense of design. In 1977 she received an Award of Excellence for her original design in the “Things That Make us Beautiful” competition organized by the Department of Indian and Northern Development.

Born on Christmas Day, 1942, Papiara is married to Qopie Tukiki, a long-time employee of the community’s Housing Association. They live in Cape Dorset.

From: DFA

12 artworks

HELPING HANDS - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
HELPING HANDS
$ 600.00
KANAJURUPALLIAJUQ (TURNING INTO SCULPIN) - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
KANAJURUPALLIAJUQ (TURNING INTO SCULPIN)
$ 500.00
LOON SPIRIT - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
LOON SPIRIT
$ 500.00
Papiara Tukiki (Crested Ravens) - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
Papiara Tukiki (Crested Ravens)
$ 800.00
Papiara Tukiki (Polar Bear In Camp) - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
Papiara Tukiki (Polar Bear In Camp)
$ 1,400.00
SPRING - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
SPRING
$ 600.00
STARTLED HARE - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
STARTLED HARE
$ 600.00
SYNCHRONIZED SEDNAS - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
SYNCHRONIZED SEDNAS
$ 400.00
TUNDRA BEAR - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
TUNDRA BEAR
$ 600.00
UKALIQ LISTENS - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
UKALIQ LISTENS
$ 500.00
WINTER HARE - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
WINTER HARE
$ 450.00
Woollybear Caterpillar, 2014 - Northern Expressions | Papiara Tukiki - Print | | Canadian Indigenous & Inuit Art
Papiara Tukiki
Woollybear Caterpillar, 2014
$ 600.00