Graphics, Art, Traditional Inuit Tattooing and More

Naniq Design providing graphics, public art, film and all other media to Alaska and beyond. 

About Holly Mititquq Nordlum

Biography

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Owner and Artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum received a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Nordlum’s public art can be seen at Cook Inlet Housing Authority on Spenard and 36th, and the Loussac Library Façade, with pending projects at the Mountain View School Alaska Cares Building. In 2016, Nordlum was named a Time Warner Fellow with the Sundance Film Festival, and received an Art Matters grant, and a Humanities Forum grant for her work documenting the Tupik Mi Project (traditional Inuit tattooing) – which was also featured in the New York Times Lifestyles Section Summer 2018. She has also been awarded an Alaska Native Visionary Award, a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award, and was named to the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of The American Indian’s Artist Leadership Program.  

My Medium

"Repression"  reflects the imprisonment of Inuit women's sexuality by religious colonizer.

She is a printmaker, painter, activist, filmmaker, traditional tatoo artist, and sculptor and uses those skills to express her ideas about life and social issues of native people in todays world. 

My Inspiration

Saqulan my great grandmother and the last in our family to wear the sacred chin tattoos. Inuit.

Inuit culture and my Ancestors guide my work but I am most inspired by our lives today and the way we live in two worlds, one old and the modern urban life.  

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