Born in the bush C.1970 Yukultji Napangati came out of the desert with eight members of her family and had her first exposure to western peoples and culture in 1984. She now lives and works Kiwirrkura, Western Australia and Kintore, Northern Territory.
Kiwirrkura is located in the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and is close to the sites of Marrapinti and Ngami. These two sites are associated with the women’s stories that inform these paintings. Yukuljti Napangati paints the contours of this landscape with details relating to past events or places of importance. The specifics of these are not revealed to those outside the female members of the family.
In 2018 she was the winner of the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape at the AGNSW and in 2019 and 2020 she was a finalist.
In 2017 her work was exhibited at the Studio 94 Gallery in New York and the Gagosian (Desert Painters of Australia:Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia and the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield) along with other desert painters.
Wynne Prize, Landscape Art Prize, Held Annually, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
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