Michelle Lion Kngwarreye


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Born: c. late 1960's

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ilyarnayt (Acacia Validinervia), Alhepalh (Acacia Dictyophleba), Country, Olden Day Life, Rainbow Dreaming (Boor-la-da), Alpeyt (Wild Flowers), Ilyarn, Yerrampe (Honey Ant), Bush Food, Bush Medicine, Tharkerr (Sweet Honey Grevillea)

Michelle is younger sister to Lily Lion Kngwarreye who is represented in both batik and painting collections. Michelle, though younger, paints with the same refined style and her subject matter relates to her countries Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr.

Her works have been featured in several group exhibitions since 1977, including shows at Utopia Art, Sydney; the Orange Regional Gallery; the Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA; the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and the Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2002 Mbantua Gallery - Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon U.S.A (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre); Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon U.S.A (Benefit – OHSU Heart Research Centre); Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon U.S.A (Benefit – OHSU Heart Research Centre)
2003 Mbantua Gallery - New City Merchants, Knoxville, Tennessee U.S.A; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee U.S.A; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon U.S.A (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre); Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon U.S.A (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre); Mary's Woods, Portland Oregon U.S.A (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre); Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon U.S.A (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Greenwich, Connecticut
2005 Natural Inspirations, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T