Ulaayu Pilurtuut


Ulaayu Pilurtuut is an Inuit artist born in Kangirsujuaq, Nunavik in 1964 and has now been living in Kuujjuaq, which is the biggest community in Ungava, since the past ten years. She has been interested in art since childhood and her first drawings where done when she was nine years old. As a self-taught artist, she uses black pigment ink for her drawings with a touch of color to highlight the art. She also uses acrylic paint, oil painting, as well as glass painting and stencil on canvas. As an ambassador of her ancestral culture, Ulaayu Pilurtuut teaches Inuktut, the language of her people and tries to invent new ways of adaptations to the modern world through artistic expression. Ulaayu Pilurtuut was selected in 2013 by the Royal Canadian Mint to create two images that were part of an Aboriginal coin series launched in 2013.