May 18, 2022

Client Awarded Governor General’s Award – Arts

Gallery portrait of David Ruben Piqtoukun

Long time friend and arts client David Ruben Piqtoukun was recently awarded The 2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

David Ruben PIqtoukun new works for collectors 2021The recognition statement by Canada Council for the Arts mentions in part: “Since the early 1970s, Piqtoukun has consistently retained the most important element in his work by focussing on his Inuit heritage. His visual storytelling incorporates diverse materials of various stones, bone, wood and, occasionally, feathers. He is a leader, with progressive innovations of contemporary works incorporating Brazilian soapstone, Italian alabaster, marble, steel and bronze.

In exploring the human condition, Piqtoukun’s work speaks of and to people’s resilience. Through his work, he inspires, mentoring the younger generation with poignant narratives.”

The nomination was submitted by Judi Michelle Young, President, Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC) and Director of the Canadian Sculpture Centre (on behalf of the SSC).

Black River Media provided much of the support documentation and visuals that were part of the nomination package. This is a privileged responsibility I have been attending to for many years for David and for several other creative individuals.

Slate Art Directory cover, photo: blackrivermedia.ca The bulk of photography of David’s works over the last decade is produced by Black River Media, as well as several short video profiles in a continuing goal to document his activities for everyone interested in his lifetime of achievements.

Please browse portfolio sections on this site for examples of services you may find of use in your business and for the art enthusiasts, visit the official website of sculptor David Ruben Piqtoukun.