Kellypalik is the son of the well-known Cape Dorset artists, Etidloie and Kingmeata. His father, Etidloie Etidloie was a carver, while his mother, Kingmeata Etidloie was a graphic artist. His older brother, Etulu is a Cape Dorset carver as well. He is best known for his carvings of narwhals, muskoxen, and inuksuit.
His work has been exhibited across Canada, as well as in the United States, France, Germany, and Switzerland.