Simon was born March 1, 1953. His parents, Panilak and Philip Qamanirq, and his brother Benjamin are all artists.
In 1980, he received a N.W.T. Arts and Crafts Council grant which enabled him to attend the World Crafts Council Biennial Assembly and Conference in Vienna.
Simon is an internationally known carver, with exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Italy.
Exhibition information available upon request.