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Born: 1923 Male E3-407
Place of Birth: Pelly Bay
Resides: Rankin Inlet; also lived in Repulse Bay and Whale Cove

Mariano has been carving since the mid-1950s. His wife Marie Tulimar, and
their two daughters, Marie Aupillardjuk and Katherine Airut are also artists.

" He says he sometimes feels frustrated because many of the people who buy his
carvings don't know the stories behind them. 'The songs from long ago are so
important for education, building of manhood, hunting life...I carve to help
preserve the Inuit way of life.'"
from an interview with
NEWS/NORTH April 16, 1990


1967 Eskimo Sculpture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
presented at the Manitoba Legislative
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

June - July 1970 Sculpture
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
a competition/exhibition organized as
a contribution to the Centennial of the
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
(illustrated catalogue)

Sep - Oct 1970 Canadian Eskimo Arts Festival
Alaska Methodist University Galleries
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

1971 Sculpture in Miniature
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec

1971 - 1973 Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

Oct 1975 - Dec 1977 Inuit Games/Inuit Pinguangit/Jeux des inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

Dec 1978 - Apr 1979 Repulse Bay
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

March - April 1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine
Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/
Dr. Harry Winrob Collection
Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

March - May 1979 Eskimo Narrative
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

July 1979 - May 1980 Inuit Art in the 1970s
Department of Indian Affairs
and Northern Development, and the
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

1980 - 1981 In the Gallery: Winter 1980-1981
Theo Waddington
New York, New York, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

Jan - Feb 1980 Inuit Master Artists of the 1970s
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

May 1980 The Year of the Walrus
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

May 1983 - Apr 1985 Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from
the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

Sep - Nov 1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

Jun - Sep 1988 Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art
from the Collection
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

June - Sep 1988 The World Around Me
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Lethbridge, Alberta

July 1989 The Great Northern Arts Festival
held in Inuvik
Northwest Territories

June 1990 - July 1992 The First Passionate Collector: The
Ian Lindsay Collection of Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)


Nov - Dec 1973 Miniature Sculpture in Ivory, Bone and Stone
by Aupiladjuk of Repulse Bay
The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
Toronto, Ontario


Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, Ontario
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Blodgett, Jean
GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS: Selections from the Klamer Family
Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.

Brandson, Lorraine E.
CARVED FROM THE LAND: The Eskimo Museum Collection. Churchill,
Man.: Diocese of Churchill Hudson Bay, 1994.

Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
SCULPTURE. Ottawa: Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1970.

Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
SCULPTURE/INUIT: Sculpture of the Inuit: masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic = La sculpture chez les Inuit: chefs-d'oeuvre de
l'Arctique canadien. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
London: Aidan Ellis Publishing, 1971.

Routledge, Marie
INUIT ART IN THE 1970s/L'ART INUIT ACTUEL: 1970-79. Kingston,
Ont. : The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979.

Surrey Art Gallery
SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT: Lorne Balshine Collection/Lou Osipov
Collection/Dr. Harry Winrob Collection. Surrey: The Surrey Art
Gallery, 1978.

Wight, Darlene
BUILDING ON STRENGTHS: New Inuit Art from the Collection.
Tableau, vol. 1, no.5, 1988. p.4.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
INUIT ART: Le premier collectionneur passionne: La Collection
d'art inuit Ian Lindsay. Winnipeg : Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1990.

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