Inuit- Baker Lake, 1963-2005
Camille Iquliq was a member of a well-known family of artists from Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut Territory. Her father, Toona Iquliq, was a master carver and her mother, Sarah Anautaq Iquliq, has earned recognition for her drawings and prints as well as her carvings. Her brother Louie is also a carver, as was her late brother Johnny.
Camille began carving in 1984, using local soapstone. She focused on figurative sculptures with distinctive facial features and emphasized the strong familial bonds prevalent among the Inuit, frequently portraying the closeness of mothers and children. Her work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe. At the time of her death from cancer, she had begun to emerge as a leader among her generation of Baker Lake carvers.