Biography of Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley

Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley. Growing up in Cape Dorset, NU, Kuzy was surrounded by carvings and carvers. The sculptor has a lot to show where he comes from and he does it really well with his stunning carvings. Being a third generation carver, he is the new millennium carver of this family. With great talent and a good background of carvers, Kuzy is proudly representing the families of Ashoona and Curleys.

Kuzy and fellow artist Ruben Komangapik of Pond Inlet recently completed a monumental sculpture, collaborating on a 26-tonne block of granite to depict an Inuit legend about spirits playing soccer with a walrus skull. The design, called “Ahqahizu,” was chosen to coincide with the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, which took place at York University in 2015. The sculpture was funded as part of the Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project, an initiative with a goal to give Inuit artists a voice.