Mathew Nuqingaq is an Iqaluit-based artist who works primarily in jewellery design. Nuqingaq’s talent for working with metal and his desire to represent Inuit culture and traditions through his work result in unique, wearable pieces of art. His designs include Inuit tools, arctic animals and draw on popular figures from Inuit stories. Nuqingaq is a co-founder of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and served as the President of the Inuit Art Foundation. He was elected as a Member of the Order of Canada on November 18, 2016. Nuqingaq currently owns and works out of Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit.
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