My Name Is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok

My Name Is ArnaktauyokGermaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktaujok) is one of the Canadian North’s most prolific and recognizable artists. In this book, she tells the story of her life in her own words: her “very traditional Inuk life” growing up in Nunavut at a camp near Igloolik, and her experiences later in a residential school in Chesterfield Inlet; her education as an artist in Winnipeg and Ottawa; and her return to the North, where she continues to create drawings, etchings, and illustrations that have been featured in museums and galleries worldwide. She also provides commentary on several of her works, offering a seldom-seen perspective on her inspiration and process.

Featuring over one hundred full-colour reproductions of Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktaujok)’s fascinating pieces from throughout her career, this beautiful book provides an in-depth look at one of the world’s most important artists.

Written by Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktaujok) and Gyu Oh | Artwork by Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktaujok)

March 2015

Paperback with French flaps ISBN: 978-1-77227-000-6 | $24.95 | 10″ x 8.5″ | 150 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout


“. . . [P]rints and etchings of Germaine Arnaktauyok, 68, are among the most distinctive of any Inuit artist. A new book, My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok, combines many of those refined images with her biography.” — Maclean’s Magazine

“. . . [T]he dazzling volume – size, layout, design are all so perfect – is both a testimony of resilience, and a triumphant exhibit of artistic excellence.” — Book Dragon


2016 Winner listed on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List