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Senungetuk, Joseph (Engasongwok) 1940-

SENUNGETUK, Joseph (Engasongwok) 1940-

PERSONAL: Native name is sometimes transliterated Inusuyauq Sinuyituq; born March 29, 1940, in Wales, AK. Education: Attended University of Alaska—Fairbanks, 1959-61; San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—7050 Crawford St., Anchorage, AK 99502.

CAREER: Printmaker and carver, 1964—. Indian Historian Press, San Francisco, CA, founding member, 1968-71; University of Alaska—Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, instructor in Village Art Upgrade Program, 1971-72, director of Alaskan Educational Program for Intercultural Communications at Center for Northern Educational Research, 1973-74; Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, AK, instructor, 1974-77; Alaska Artists in Prisons Program, instructor, 1976-84; Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, instructor at Alaska Native Arts Workshop, 1985-86; Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK, instructor, 1986. Cook Inlet Native Association, cultural coordinator, 1980-84. Visual Arts Center of Alaska, member of board of directors, 1976-86; Institute of Alaska Native Arts, member of board of directors, 1979-85; University of Alaska—Anchorage, member of Chancellor's Select Task Force on Alaska Native Higher Education, 1992-93; member of public art commissions for the communities of Bethel, Chugiak, and Nome, AK, and for Anchorage Airport; exhibition consultant. Exhibitions: Prints and carvings shown in solo and group exhibitions at American Indian Historical Society, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Acanthus Gallery, Sindin Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA, Institute of Alaska Native Arts, and elsewhere, including France and Germany; represented in permanent collections, including those at Alaska State Museum, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Field Museum of Natural History, Indian Arts and Crafts Board of Washington, DC, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

AWARDS, HONORS: First place award for mixed-media sculpture, National Graphic Exhibit, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1969; first place award for earth, fire, and fiber, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1977; first prize from Alaska Native Woodcarving Competition, Institute of Alaska Native Arts, 1980; emerging artist fellow, National Endowment for the Arts, 1980; grant from New Langdon Arts, 1993.


Give or Take a Century: An Eskimo Chronicle, Indian Historian Press (San Francisco, CA), 1972.

(Illustrator) Mary Tallmountain, Green March Moons, New Seed Press (Berkeley, CA), 1987.

(Illustrator and author of foreword and glossary) Ethel Ross Oliver, Favorite Eskimo Tales Retold, Alaska Pacific University Press (Anchorage, AK), 1992.

Columnist for Anchorage Daily News, 1989-90, and Anchorage Gazette, 1992-94.



Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC), 1988.

St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 513-516.

Senungetuk, Joseph, Give or Take a Century: An Eskimo Chronicle, Indian Historian Press (San Francisco, CA), 1972.


Inuit Art Quarterly, Volume 7, number 1, 1992, "After the Art Boom, What? Alaskan and Inuit Art: A Resurgence."*

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