Daniel Shimout was born in Coral Harbour in 1972 to a family of carvers. He developed a passion for art from a very young age.
Over the past ten years, he has gained recognition for his original style and unique integration of various media, including stone, ivory, baleen, antler and bone.
Daniel’s work is meticulously executed and incredibly detailed. This is demonstrated through his figures’ delicately rendered teeth and fingernails as well as their intricate clothing.
His work often powerfully embodies the history and spiritualism of traditional Inuit life, and he is hailed as one of the most notable artists to emerge in the last decade.