Born in 1947, Pitseolak is the son of great sculptor and graphic artist, Niviaksiak, and graphic artist, Kunu. Pitseolak's aunt and uncle are well-known artists Lucy and Tikituk Qinnuayuak.
He has trained as a printmaker, possibly through the influence of his older brother, Qiatsuq. As a sculptor, Pitseolak has a talent for using positive and negative space that imbues his work with a lightness and fluidity reminiscent of the work of the two great masters, Osuitok Ipeelee and Lukta Qiatsuk.
His work has a wide range; graceful interpretations of wildlife, particularly birds, family carvings, which often represent his wife and children, and depictions of the sea goddess "Sedna."
Although in 1991 he stopped carving for a period of time to build his own house, he quickly returned to his artwork and developed into a versatile, prolific and talented artist. His works are relatively large scale with highly polished surfaces which beautifully illustrate the flowing lines and details of his renderings.
A bright future as a master carver and mentor to a new generation of carvers seems assured.