Germaine Arnaktauyok is an accomplished artist and writer originally from Iglulik (Igloolik), NU and now living in Yellowknife, NT. She began studying art at Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON where she also worked as an illustrator of children’s books for the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs (formerly Indian and Northern Affairs). After leaving the program, she moved to Iqaluit, NU and worked for the Frobisher Bay Arts and Crafts Centre [2]. For several years, Arnaktauyok worked in educational positions before returning to Iqaluit to study printmaking at Arctic College with Kyra Fischer in September 1992. In her work, Arnaktauyok explores Inuit myths, stories and feminist narratives centred on birth and motherhood. She also brings attention to larger cultural and political issues that effect many Inuit, such as the continued impacts of colonization. Arnaktauyok developed her own unique drawing technique where she draws many fine, coiled lines. The result is a rich texture that gives her work the appearance of an etching. From her drawings, she learned to transfer her work to printmaking. Arnaktauyok enjoys experimenting with new mediums and modes of representation, including in recent years working with paint and textiles. Germaine Arnaktauyok’s work has been in exhibitions across Canada and internationally, with a major solo exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1998. Her work has appeared in the Inuit Art Quarterly several times as well as featured on the cover. A prolific writer, Arnaktauyok has written and illustrated many books, including her illustrations appearing in the work Takannaaluk published in 2018. Biography courtesy of Inuit Art Quarterly
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