Toonoo Sharky is active/lives in Nunavut / Canada. Toonoo Sharky is known for Inuit theme stone sculpture.
Photo by Larry Ostrom, Inuit Art Foundation
Biography Toonoo Sharky
Toonoo Sharky RCA (b. 1970)
A prominent contemporary Canadian Inuit* carver and sculptor, Toonoo Sharky was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, which is still his home. He is an important third generation Inuit artist and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts*. His works have been featured in numerous major exhibitions and collected by several museums. (1)
His primary medium is stone - usually serpentine or marble - frequently inlaid with ivory or antler. His subjects include birds, faces, Inuit mythology (transformation), the spirit world, fantasy, humor, legend, arctic wildlife and social commentary. His styles could be described as Inuit Art* and Surrealism*. AskART Images have some excellent illustrations of his oeuvre.
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