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)