In 1970 Johnny Pootoogook was born in a traditional Inuit camp called Ikerasak, near Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He is a talented sculptor and printmaker, who currently lives in Kinngait pursuing his artistic career. His father, Kananginak, a prominent and involved community leader, was a sculptor and printmaker himself. The artist's work is inspired by his Inuit culture. Johnny Pootoogook has had several exhibitions throughout his career, his latest one being in 2016 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
Text courtesy of the Dorset Fine Arts (DFA) website.