NEW - CO-EXISTENCE II
THE LATEST MAJOR WORK by
David Ruben Piqtoukun
An Intensive One Year Project
Featuring a massive and rare Blue Whale jawbone – approx. 10-1/2 feet long.
Full length carvings on both sides, capped with three stone sculptures depicting characters from the artist’s vision of a time when people, creatures, and spirits co-existed in harmony.
Birth of Sedna
THE SCULPTURES OF
DAVID RUBEN PIQTOUKUN
January 21 – June 25 / 2023
Curated by Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous Art, AGO, this exhibition will feature more than 60 sculptures, including recent works.
Read the full AGO statement and stay abreast of future details by visiting their exhibition announcement.
News and Reviews are listed on our Media Coverage page. The list will be updated as more sources arise.
Grant Funding by
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
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.
David Ruben Piqtoukun – Artist / Sculptor
Welcome! David has worked primarily in stone, antler, bone and steel. Recently he ventured 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 words – 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.
It is now on exhibit at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, 19 Mill St., Toronto, in The Historic Distillery District.
See the close up image in the Current Works gallery.