David Ruben Piqtoukun – Artist / Sculptor

Welcome! David has worked primarily in stone, antler, bone and steel. He occasionally delves into the allure of creating with bronze.

To gain some insight into what drives and inspires David Ruben Piqtoukun, please read of his upbringing and growth in his own story – About David.

In addition, the site features a documentary from the BBC, profiling David as one of only three Canadian artists invited for that project, produced as “Destination Art”.

Sculptures by David have been installed in public and private institutions across Canada. They are collected internationally. A goal of this revised site is to make acquiring works by David a better experience for the collector. 

David Ruben works can be quoted with all requirements of documentation and secure shipping needed for international buyers.



AGO Exhibition

Birth of Sedna sample size

Birth of Sedna


January 21 – June 25 / 2023

Curated by Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous Art, AGO, this exhibition featured more than 60 sculptures, spanning David’s remarkable years as an artist.

News and Reviews are listed on our Media Coverage page. 

Grant Funding by

Canada Council for the Arts


Creating, Knowing and Sharing:
the Arts and Cultures of
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples


Grant Funding by

2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

David Ruben Piqtoukun

Announced 2 March, 2022 by Canada Council for the Arts. David Ruben Piqtoukun is recognized with the 2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Read the full announcement and other coverage –