September 29, 1971
Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Napatchie Sharky's grandfather is renowned carver Kuppapik Ragee. His mother, Ragee Killiktee, is also a carver, as is his older brother, Toonoo Sharky. Though he comes from a large family of artists, Napatchie has his own unique carving style, and is best known for his delicate sculptures of birds. His work has been shown in exhibitions such as Miniaturen at Inuit Galerie in Mannheim, Germany, in 1995, Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Arts and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, NM, in 1995, and The Treasured Monument at the Marion Scott Gallery in Vancouver, BC in 1993.