Mosesee Pootoogook


Born: June 16, 1977

Mosesee (Mosesie) Pootoogook, better known as Moe, resides in Cape Dorset. He is a bright, young sculptor who has learned greatly from watching and getting specific instructions from his father Paulassie Pootoogook, a well-known carver. Mosesee began carving at the age of eleven and at times he and his father worked together on pieces. His late mother, Ishuhungitok, was an artist and his older brother Anakadlak also carves.

Mosesee’s favourite subjects are dancing bears, seals, walruses and birds. He prefers carving small works in serpentine.

Mosesie was born in Iqaluit Hospital but grew up in Cape Dorset. He still makes his home in Cape Dorset, although he has occasionally moved south for months at a time to carve and experience life beyond the borders of Cape Dorset.

EXHIBITIONS:

Since 1995, Mosesee’s work has been exhibited across Canada, in the USA, Germany, and Switzerland.

COLLECTIONS:
Private Collections in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland
Public Collections: Musee d’art Inuit Brousseau, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada