About Roger Aksadjuak
Roger Aksadjuak worked with the Matchbox Gallery, Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet) since it began its ceramics program in the late eighties, early nineties. He first learned ceramics working under the direction of his father, Laurent Aksadjuak, a veteran of the government-run ceramics workshop in the area, which closed in the early 1970s.
Aksadjuak’s work is complex, inventive, and embraces multiple forms and playful imagery, while respecting traditional narratives. It can be found in many public and private collections across North America, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His work, Square Dance, had the honour of being selected as the first artwork purchased by the Nunavut Legislative Assembly in Iqaluit. Recently, his works were included in a showing at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and have since become a part in their permanent collection. Roger Aksadjuak passed away in early 2014.