David, in the public eye

The making of “Rosemary Kirby”

A personal recollection by David Ruben from his earliest childhood memories, through the transformations affected by his experiences in the residential school system. These influences factored in to the creation of “Rosemary Kirby.” It is one of his works that is exhibited as part of the Thunder In Our Voices project.


Other Documentaries

Rogers TV “Colour & Vision”

David Ruben Piqtoukun was invited by the host of Colour & Vision to be featured in a segment that aired in October 2016 on Rogers TV.
This video is sourced directly from YouTube.
David appears for the first 10 minutes of the show.

Destination Art –
BBC Documentary

The BBC series “Destination Art” made a visit to Canada and David Ruben Piqtoukun was one of four artists highlighted. He is able to recount his childhood, challenges and inspirations that shape the creativity he demonstrates with numerous materials and styles of interpretation of his roots.

Between Two Worlds

Recorded at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this 13 minute special features numerous pans and close up views of David Ruben Piqtoukun sculptures during the exhibit “Between Two Worlds”. Hosted by then curator of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Maria Von Finkenstein. Produced by the Inuit Art Foundation.

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Collection d’art inuit Brousseau

An english language film in which David explains the background to creating one of his landmark sculptures: Bear, Shamanic Transformation.
This video is sourced directly from the YouTube feed.

CBC ArtSpot David Ruben Piqtoukun segment

CBC Artspots 2004 with 2018 updates

In this Artspots clip from 2004, the acclaimed Inuit artist shares how art brought him back to his roots