Janet Golder Kngwarreye

About the Artist

Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Born: 15th November 1973 Language Group: Anmatyerre

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Janet is the daughter of Margaret Golder and Sammy Pitjara. Her grandfather is Old Henry Pitjara and renowned artists Angelina Ngale and Polly Ngale are her Grandmothers. Famed artist Greeny Purvis is Janet’s uncle.

Janet is married to Ronnie Bird, son of artists, Paddy and Eileen Bird. Together they have four children, Rochelle, Renedy, Katrina and Troyton. Janet would have been taught to paint by her family and has been painting since 1997. Her painting style is even, fine dot work, creating linear patterns and the major subject she paints is Awelye (ceremonial body paint design).  Janet is also able to paint other stories including Mountain Devil Lizard and Emy.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR, USA

2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR, USA

2004 Aug-Sep - Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Knoxville, Tennessee

 
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