Born in Rigolet, NL and currently based in Montreal, QC, JASON SIKOAK is a practicing artist from Nunatsiavut currently working with mixed media, pen-and-ink drawing and linolieum cut printmaking. Sikoak’s early practice began by watching their uncle, Jack Mugford. They first began working in wood, like their uncle, and later paper and pencil as it became available. They have also explored stone, bone and antler before working with pen-and-ink more exclusively. Often tackling themes both spiritual and political, they frequently render interpretation of Inuit life and spirituality on paper. Sikoak’s work relays scenes of traditional life to record and preserve these pasts.
Their work is included in the travelling exhibition SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut, which has been installed at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, MB and The Rooms in St. John’s, NL, among others. They are currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, QC.