Ulivia Uviluk


Ulivia Uviluk (Olivia Lya Thomassie) is a multidisciplinary artist from Kangirsuk, Nunavik, the daughter of an Inuk mother and a Québécois father. Ulivia first learned to master traditional craft techniques during beadwork workshops held at the Aboriginal Youth Forum in 2017. She continued her apprenticeship in a self-taught manner, making earrings and other miniature three-dimensional objects. Her beaded Amauti is exhibited at La Guilde for the fifth edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA).

Ulivia also collaborated with Wapikoni Mobile, promoting the mandate, values, objectives, and outreach of this organization’s activities during awareness workshops held in high schools, festivals, and cultural events. She directed the short film Wearing my culture (2018), and Not just a Missing or Murdered Aboriginal Woman (2019). Ulivia also played in the TV-Series Épidémie and is a cast member of the award-winning play Aalaapi. She is currently program officer with Aumaaggiivik, the Nunavik Arts Secretariat at Avataq Cultural Institute, working to support and promote Nunavik artists.

Ulivia Uviluk

Ulivia Uviluk
Land Back Mask, 2020
Embroidered beadwork, photo printed on fabric, terrycloth, elastics
17,5 x 12,5 cm
Photo: Frédéric Laporte

Ulivia Uviluk
Sanannguanitigut Makitaqatigiinniq, 2021
Embroidered beadwork on felt
10 x 15 cm
Photo: Frédéric Laporte

Ulivia Uviluk
Quarantine Tupiq, 2022
Glass beads, semi precious stone, natural stone, nylon thread
8 x 9 x 3 cm
Photo: Ulivia Uviluk

Lumière dansante dans la noirceur
Avec Ulivia Uviluk (Olivia Lya Thomassie)

ᑖᓂᓯᕐᑐᖅ ᖃᐅᒪᓂᖅ ᑖᕐᒥ
ᐋᖅᕿᑕᖓ ᐅᓕᕕᐊ ᐅᕕᓗᖅ (ᐅᓕᕕᐊ ᓕᐊ ᑑᒪᓯ)

Dancing Light in The Darkness
With Ulivia Uviluk (Olivia Lya Thomassie)