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Tony Anguhalluq

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Artist Bio

Tony Anguhalluq’s exuberant images of the treeless northern terrain present a colourful vision of Arctic life. Because Anguhalluq combines a non-representational technique (his landscapes are often conceived as interlocking patterns of heavily outlined, solidly coloured silhouettes) with such compositional conventions as the use of horizon lines, many of his images feature an expressive tension between the flat picture and an illusive pictorial depth. Although the Arctic landscape is his primary subject, many of Anguhalluq’s drawings and prints also feature a human and/or animal presence, the narrative dimensions of which are revealed in the artist’s suggestive titles.

Anguhalluq was born in 1970 in Churchill, Manitoba, but has always lived in the Nunavut community of Baker Lake. A member of the Utkusiksalingmiut (“people of the soapstone pots”), he was adopted and raised by Luke Anguhadluq and Marion Tuu’luq, both prominent artists of the first generation. In the mid-1990s, Anguhalluq was invited to participate in a local printmaking workshop where he discovered his own talent for two-dimensional image making. His drawings and prints are found in many important private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Smithsonian.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Rocky Grassy Mountain in June: Drawings by Tony Anguhalluq, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, May 11 – June 13, 2015
  • Sweet Innovation: Sugar-Lift Etchings by Tony Anguhalluq, Kenojuak Ashevak, Jamasie Pitseolak and Jutai Toonoo, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, June 18 – July 30, 2011
  • Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON, April 2 – August 21, 2011
  • Contours: New Landscape Drawings by Tony Anguhalluq, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, January 9 – 31, 2010
  • Paper North: Baker Lake Drawings Past and Present, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, January 10 – February 8, 2009
  • Tony Anguhalluq: Drawings, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, December 1, 2007 – January 6, 2008
  • Tony Anghalluq: Recent Drawings, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, March 24 – April 28, 2007
  • Landscape: Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 4 – June 18, 2006
  • Experimental Prints from Baker Lake, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, November 20, 2004 – January 5, 2005

Public Collections

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • National Museum of the American Indian

Art Fairs

  • Art Toronto, Marion Scott Gallery, 2011

Media Reviews

  • David Gordon Duke, Tony Anguhalluq: Drawings, Inuit Art Quarterly, Summer 2008
  • Lloyd Dykk, A Rare Look at the Northern Landscape, The Vancouver Sun, 1 December 2007
  • Lloyd Dykk, Young Inuit artist belies rumours of his genre’s demise, The Vancouver Sun, 28 March, 2007

References

  • Robert Kardosh, Landscape and Imagination: The Drawings of Tony Anguhalluq, Marion Scott Gallery, 2007

About the Gallery

Marion Scott Gallery

2423 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3G5
Canada

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment

Tel: 604 685 1934
Fax: 604 685 1890
art@marionscottgallery.com

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