Gerald Kuehl

Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Title: Martha Otuk
Media: Graphite / graphite
Dimensions: 59 x 52 cm

The Indigenous people of the north make a unique contribution to Canada’s cultural mosaic. This portrait of Martha Otuk is one in a collection of drawings of the Inuit elders of Nunavut. An Arviat elder, Martha’ story is of the last generation to survive entirely on the land, hunting, fishing and trapping. In the last fifty years since these people have come off the land, they have fought to maintain their culture while being assimilated into modern society. Martha’s quiet dignity is a superb example of the pride of the Inuit people.

People’s Choice Award (Wolfville)


1990 Bachelor of Education, University of Manitoba
1977 Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Manitoba

Nov./08 to Jan./09 St. Catherines Museum, (solo), St. Catherines, Ontario
Sept. to Nov/08 Churchill Town Center (solo), Churchill, Manitoba
Aug./08 to Sept./08 Amtsbodasafnid (solo), Akureyri, Iceland
May/08 to July/08 Red Lake Heritage Center, (solo), Red Lake, Ontario
Feb./08 to April/07 Musee Heritage Museum, (solo), St. Albert, Alberta
Feb./07 to April/07 New Icelandic Heritage Museum (solo), Gimli, Manitoba
Sept./06 to Jan./07 Manitoba Museum (solo), Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oct./06 to Dec./06 Churchill Town Center (solo), Churchill, Manitoba
April /06 Heritage North Museum (solo), Thompson, Manitoba
Feb./06 to April /06 The Sam Waller Museum (solo), The Pas, Manitoba
Jan. 2006 Leaf Rapids National Exhibition Center (solo), Leaf Rapids, Manitoba
Oct. /01 to Feb. /02 Manitoba Museum (Solo), Winnipeg, Manitoba
February, 2001 Piano Nobile Gallery (Solo), Manitoba Centennial Hall
November, 2000 Manitoba Art Expo, Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, Manitoba
June, 2000 Precambrian Art Center, Thompson, Manitoba (Solo)
November, 1998, 1999 Manitoba Art Expo, Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, Manitoba

C.A.R.F.A.C. member since 1991