aboriginal artist: Maureen Poulson Napangarti

Maureen Poulson Napangarti and her sister Alice live in Papunya where they paint for Papunya Tjupi Arts. The sisters’ older brother Brogas Tjapangarti, who now lives in Alice Springs, painted for Papunya Tula Artists in the 1970s and early 1980s. Their father was Jimmy Tjukurrpa, a Ngaliya man whose country was Kunatjarri and Pikilyi. Their mother was Pilyari Napurrula, a sister of Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, who shared with him country around Ilpilli, Kalipinypa and Tjikari which Maureen and her siblings also share. Maureen grew up and went to school in Haasts Bluff. The family moved to Papunya in 1960. She has lived at Papunya ever since. She married and has two sons and two daughters but as yet no grandchildren. She started painting in 2008 and is usually one of the first to arrive in the morning. Maureen spends many focused and dedicated hours on her dazzling diamond shaped designs representing her main dreaming story of Kalipinypa, a water dreaming site west of Kintore. Maureen says that she paints for enjoyment.

Group Exhibitions
2017 Art Kelch presents Papunya Tjupi at Art Karlsruhe : Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany 2017 Papunya Tjupi Arts : The Incinerator, Willoughby, Sydney
2016 NAMPATJUNANYI: PAINT & DRAW : Redot Gallery, Singapore
2016 The Power of Naivity : Art Kelch, Collectors Lounge, Schorndorf, Germany
2016 Dont you tell me… : Art Kelch, Freiburg, Germany
2016 Salon des Refuses : CDU Gallery, Darwin
2016 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2016 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra
2016 Keepers of Place: New Works from Papunya Tjupi : McCulloch & McCulloch, 45Downstairs, Melbourne 2016 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : Flinders University Gallery, Adelaide
2016 Papunya Tjupi Arts : The Incinerator, Willoughby, Sydney
2015 Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting : UNSW Galleries, Sydney
2015 Desert Mob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2015 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2015 Kungka Tjupi: New work from the women of Papunya Tjupi : Outstation Gallery, Darwin 2015 Colors of Nature: Australian Contemporary Art : Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2015 Desert Dreaming : Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
2015
New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press 2006-2014 : Kluge-Ruhe Museum – UVa Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
2014 Desert Mob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2014 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre
2014 Kungka Tjutaku Wititjanku: Women Keeping Culture Strong : Mossenson Galleries 2014 Garden of Eden : Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs
2014 Ngurra Nganampa (Community) : Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
2013 Papunya Tjupi: New Work : Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2013 New Paintings from Papunya Tjupi Arts : JGM Art Ltd, London
2013 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
2013 Papunya Tjupi : Chapman Gallery Canberra
2013 Seoul Korean Art Fair : Seoul, Korea
2013 Kapingka punganynka Tjupi tjutarringanyi : Marshall Arts, Adelaide
2012 Papunya Tjupi Artists : IDAIA and Galerie Karin Carton, Versailes, Paris, France 2012 Melbourne Art Fair 2012 : Damien Minton Gallery, Melbourne Exhibition Building 2012 Papunya Tjupi : Marshall Arts
2012 Women and Men : Harvison Gallery, Perth
2012 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair : Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory
2012 Desertmob : Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2012 Desert Rythmn – Artists of Papunya Tjupi : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Papunya Tjupi : Mina Mina Gallery, Queensland
2011 Papunya Tjupi Artists : Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2011 UNSW International Showcase : UNSW, Kensington, Sydney
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : ARTKelch Gallery, Germany
2011 Papunya Tjupi : Mina Mina Gallery, Queensland
2011 Papunya Power : Art Mob Gallery, Hobart
2011 Papunya Tjupi : Mina Mina Gallery, Queensland
2011 Kuwarritja Tjutaku Papunya Tjupinya : Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2011 New Prints from Papunya Tjupi Arts : Nomad Arts, Canberra and Darwin
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : ARTKelch Gallery, Germany
2011 Papunya Tjupi Arts : ARTKelch Gallery, Germany
2011 Papunya Tjupi: Generations : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2010 Papunya Tjupi Arts Group Exhibition : Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
2010 Papunya Tjupi Arts : Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
2010 Desert Stories Papunya Tjupi Now : Gecko Gallery, Broome
2010 Tjukurrpa: Papunya Tjupi Arts : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne
2010 Desert Mob : Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2009 Papunya Tjupi Arts Group Show : Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne

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