Meet Abraham Anghik Ruben, O.C.

This Saturday, we are pleased to be hosting a meet-and-greet with Order of Canada honoree

Abraham Anghik Ruben


We welcome you to join us this Saturday March 25th between 12:00pm and 5:00pm to meet the artist, hear him discuss his artistic journey, and sign his newest book that has been released in celebration of his achievements.  There will also be new sculpture and original drawings on display and available for purchase.

For more information or to reserve a book or artwork, please contact or 647-748-1000.


Over the past several decades, Abraham Anghik Ruben has been telling the story of his heritage and the history of Canada through his artwork.  His work not only focuses on Inuit history but how this history is intertwined with that of the Viking Norse and how the two cultures influenced one another.  Ruben believes that this piece of history is “vital to our broader understanding of what took place in this country that we call Canada”.

Born in 1951 in Paulatuk, NWT, Abraham Anghik Ruben has very strong memories of his childhood from vivid dreams to stories he was told to traditions he and his family members took part in.  Ruben went on to study art at university and began to work in a variety of non-traditional media in order to express well-known stories in a new way.  

Ruben has not only been successful at sharing these stories with fellow Canadians but has also brought his artwork and sculpture to the international stage with great acclaim.  With shows at the National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, the Cerny Inuit Collection in Bern, Switzerland, the Rockwell Museum in Corning, N.Y., and the celebrated solo show at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., Ruben has expanded understanding and appreciation for Inuit art across the globe.  In particular, the show at the Smithsonian is of special importance because it was the first time an Inuvialuk sculptor had ever had a solo show at this highly esteemed institution.



Some of the Available Artwork



See more artwork by Abraham Anghik Ruben