Adamie Qiatsuk was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. He is one of the three sons of master carver, Lukta Qiatsuk.
Adamie began carving at the age of twelve and credits his father and other elder carvers as great influences. From his father, he learned a deep respect for the land, and this admiration shows in his treatment of the wildlife subjects he carves. He says that he has fun making art, and he likes to carve figurative works, with transformational themes being his favourites.