Ruben Anton Komangapik is an artist originally from Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU. In 1995, Komangapik attended the Nunavut Arctic College and completed the jewelry and metalwork program.
Komangapik’s works share his culture with the audience, a culture he inherited from the stories and knowledge he acquired from his family, particularly from his grandfather Joshua Komangapik. His sculpture and videoQilalugaq(Narwhal) showcases his interest in Inuit legends, myths and new technologies. His grandfather also influenced the way Komangapik would integrate and depict the figure of the Shaman in his works.
KOMANGAPIK’s sculpture NATTIQMUT QAJUSIJUGUT (THE SEAL THAT KEEPS US GOING) was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in 2015.