Axangayuk Shaa has been carving since the age of seventeen. His work was in the 1971-73 touring exhibition “Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic.” With over eleven solo exhibitions and numerous group shows both in Canada and internationally, Axangayuk Shaa is one of the most prominent sculptures of Cape Dorset. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 2003.
His work is in the permanent collections of:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, N.Y., U.S.A. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, N.W.T. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba