(1971 – Present)
Self-taught carver Peter Atatsiaq learned his craft through the careful observation of his father, Tony Atatsiak, and his aunt, Eva Talooki Aliktiluk. He began carving when he was just seventeen years old, and began taking his work seriously in 1990. Peter works in a variety of media, including stone, antler, and walrus tusk, and he is most often interested in exploring the human form and shamanic imagery in his work. Peter sees his carvings, and the art of his contemporaries, as a way to keep traditional Inuit culture alive amidst an increasingly westernized society.