Marie Ryder

Marie Ryder

Marie Ryder

Born: 1966

Language Group: Eastern Arrernte (Aranda)

Country: Santa Teresa, South East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Linen and Paper, Decorative Craft

Subjects: Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food), Merne Pmerlpe (Quandongs), Owls, Merne Arrwerneng (Wild Passionfruit), Merne Alangkwe (Bush Banana), Merne Yerrampe (Honey Ants), Merne Awele Awele (Bush Tomatoes), Merne Atwakeye (Wild Orange), Merne Atwakeye (Wild Orange) and Bush Berries, Angkwerrpme (Mistletoe)

Marie Ryder grew up at Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) community, 80kms southeast of Alice Springs with her eight younger brothers and sisters. Her mother is Therese Ryder, a highly respected illustrative and landscape artist. Marie is married to Kevin Bird Mpetyane (grandson of Ada Bird Petyarre) and lives happily with their children in Kevin's country in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. Marie also has another two children from her first marriage.
Marie first put paint to canvas when she was in her early 20's. As a child, she watched her mother painting, observing her techniques and from this developed her own style. Her paintings are a celebration of the bush foods from Central Australia. They are highly representational using rich colours to depict her country.
Her work is held in many private collections both interstate and overseas. Her work has also been represented in many group exhibitions.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
Bush Foods: Therese Ryder and Marie Ryder, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions