Roby King Gallery

LARRY  “Ulaaq”  AHVAKANA

Distinguished and respected Native American artist Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana has lived in Suquamish, WA. for many years.  An Inupiaq of northern Alaska, he will soon be returning to his roots in Alaska. We’ll be very sorry to see him leave but he offers us all a gift of 20% off of his work at the gallery through the end of April.  We have carved masks, marble sculptures and some wood block prints and drawings.

And combined with No Sales Month, you’ll save nearly 30%! If you see something you LOVE, please use the contact page to let us know, or robykinggalleries@gmail.com.  We can arrange an appointment to see the work in person.

All my life, I was surrounded by my culture and my people, the Inupiaq of northern Alaska. The dances and songs of the Inupiaq tradition is the oral history of my people. It is the emotional interpretation of our respect and involvement within the environment of the North Slope of Alaska. My work involves the use of many media and materials. Within my designs, I incorporate the sense of my cultural design, but the interpretation is very personal and the conceptual format, I hope, will give the viewer an idea of the Inupiaq tradition.”

He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI; the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Cooper Union School of Art in New York, NY.

Permanent collections include: Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK. Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, AK. British Petroleum of America, New York, NY. Inst of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM. Portland Art Museum, OR. Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA. Burke Museum, Seattle, WA. Bainbridge Island Art Museum, WA.