Sammy Kudluk is an established artist and arts administrator who brings extensive experience to the Inuit Art Foundation. Well-known for his drawing, painting, and sculpting, Kudluk is recognized as an innovative creator who is redefining Inuit art. Originally from Kangirsuk, Nunavik, Sammy Kudluk is the Liaison officer for the Aumaaggiivik Nunavik Arts Secretariat in Kuujjuaq, that supports Nunavik artists in all media.
«I selected this theme [drum dancers] for my submission to the CHARS art contest, along with drawings about the Iqaluktuuttiamiut Culture. The drum dancers stand out as a very unique representation of Kitimeot society in that part of Inuit Nunangat. When I drew the dancers, I could hear them very loudly and imagine the strong cultural connection to their past and heritage. That’s why I chose to draw them in my art submissions. Every time I watch and hear the drum dancers perform, it makes me want to dance with them.»