Co-Existence II — Cdn. $1.7 Million

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.


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 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

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 –

Angry Bear – 

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New for 2022
Brazilian soapstone, red pipe stone, black pearl stone
15 L x 11 H x 7 D (inches)

Fresh Water Spirit – 

This carving depicts a spirit who engages people, who
have drowned in fresh waters. It becomes a Spirit-Helper of all
peoples, who restores life to them in the Spirit World.


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.



Another sculpture made available in March 2019 is Hooluaq (Wind Whisperer). This piece created from Brazilian soapstone and Black Pearl Stone is 13″ H x 12″ D x 11″ W.

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.

Recent Addition

Shaman Teaching Apprentice –
found in the Current Works Gallery.

Owl Woman

2019 – Addition to the Current Works Gallery.

2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts