Inuit sculptor Bill Nasogaluak will be featured at the 2018 Inuit Art Society Meeting scheduled for October 19-21, 2018, in Traverse City, Michigan.
Bill is primarily a sculptor but also makes drawings and paintings in acrylics. Although he has been drawing and painting since he was a child, Bill only became a full-time artist around 1992. Before that time, Bill practiced his art in his spare time as he worked as a trained electronic technician for eighteen years.
An innovative and versatile artist, Bill enjoys working in a variety of media. “My future plans are to get into marble. My ultimate goal is to do life-size sculpture in marble. And I also want to do bigger paintings in which I would depict mythology, legends, stories, very much like what I do with my sculpture. That’s my goal.”*
Bill is from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada, where his brothers, Eli and Joe Nasogaluak, are also artists.
Quote courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997. *Marybelle Mitchell (interview with the artist), “Bill Nasogaluak: Getting Past the Oral Tradition”, Inuit Art Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall 1996, page 35.
Thanks to Spirit Wrester Gallery for the biographical info and to Thomas Chapman for the photographs.