January 17, 1967
Pitseolak Qimirpik was born in Iqaluit, where he now resides. He has also lived in Lake Harbour. His adoptive parents, Nuyaliaq and Annie Qimirpik, are stone carvers. His step-brother, Michael Nakashoo, is also a carver. Pitseolak's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in shows such as Stone & Bone: The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic at the Sun Valley Centre for the Arts & Humanities in Ketchum, ID, in 1997; Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art & Crafts from Dene & Inuit of Canada at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, NM, in 1995; and Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, MB, in 1988.