Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray

1961 - Present

Biography

ELIZABETH KNGWARRAY 1961 -
Region: North Eastern Central Australia
Residence: Atneltyeye, Utopia
Country: Atnangkere
Language: Anmatyerr

Elizabeth is the daughter of the late Nancy Petyarr, one of the celebrated Petyarr sisters widely recognised as important painters of the Utopia region. Elizabeth lives at Mosquito Bore with her husband Cowboy Loy Pwerl who is also a painter. She has only been painting since 2005.

Elizabeth creates images evolving from the leaf, seed and flower of the Bush Yam, a tuber plant, through a series of tiny coloured flicks that undulate across the canvas. In her paintings, she reveals the wind moving through the yam plant, producing a beautiful and captivating sense of movement.

Exhibitions

2009
Making Their Mark: Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Genevieve Kemarr Loy, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

2008
Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty, Utopia, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
The Churchie National Emerging Art Award, Morris Hall at Churchie (Anglican Church Grammar School), East Brisbane
Wynne Prize for Landscape, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Paddington Art Prize 2008, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Moscow World Fine Art Fair, Manege, Moscow, Russia
Sydney Art & Antiques Fair 2008, Sydney

2007
Visions of Utopia, Cooee Aboriginal Art, Sydney
Memory As Landscape, Masterpiece @ IXL, Hobart
Utopia Today, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2008, Campbelltown City Council, Campbelltown

Achievements, Collections & Commissions

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2008
The Churchie National Emerging Art Award, Winner (Painting Category)
Wynne Prize for Landscape, Finalist
Paddington Art Prize 2008, Finalist
Fisher's Ghost Award 2008, Finalist

COLLECTIONS:
Lauraine Diggins Collection

Bibliography

Barilo von Reisberg, Eugene, Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty, Utopia, Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2008 (exhibition catalogue)