aboriginal artist: Alison Munti Riley

VIEW works by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley is a Pitjantjatjara artist born at Ernabella in 1966. Alison is the daughter of artist Betty Munti and she began her own painting career in 2006. She had been involved in textile batik work at Ernabella since her teenage years.

When she was in her 20’s Alison moved with her family to Amata community on the APY lands. By 2011 after she had been painting for five years Alison won the Peoples Prize in the NATSIAA Telstra art awards in Darwin.

Alison Munti moves between Ernabella and Amata communities. She has been involved in bringing younger artists into the art world, heading a collaborative painting project in her community. Alison has exhibited widely over the past ten years including exhibitions in USA and Europe. Many of her paintings depict the Seven Sisters Jukurrpa, a major Dreaming story that crosses and connects many Aboriginal language groups around Australia.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 Our Mob, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA
2009 New Work – Tjala Women, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne VIC
2009 APY Lands Group Exhibition, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2010 Tjala Arts Patintjaku, Marshall Arts, Adelaide SA
2010 Tjukurpa Kunpu Nganana Kanyini Pulka, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2010 Ngayuku Ngura: Ernabella Ceramics, Jam Factory, Adelaide SA
2011 I hold my mother’s story, I hold my father’s story – Raft Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2011 Nganampa Kampatjanka Uungutja – Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2011 NATSIAA Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
2011 Desert Mob – Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT
2011 Tjala Arts New Paintings, Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2012 Punu-nguru (from the trees), Raft Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2012 Ngura nguru munu malaku ngura kutu, Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2013 Tjukurpa Nganampa Kunpu Kanyintjaku: Keeping Our Stories Strong, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2013 Nyinnga (The Cold Time of the Year), Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2013 Putitja (From Spinifex Country) – Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
2013 New Paintings, Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2014 Pilanypa, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2014 Eastern APY Lands: ArtKelch – Touring Freiburg, Munich, Hamburg and Bodensee, Germany
2014 Little Bit Long Way – Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Gallery, Langwarrin South VIC
2014 Desert Mob 2014 – Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT
2015 Tjukurpa Kunpu – Strong Culture: Harvey Art Projects, USA
2016 Nganampa Kililpi Kuwartija Tjuta pakani: Our Rising Stars – Hazelhurst Regional
Community Gallery, NSW
2016 Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
2016 Inheritance, Salt Contemporary, Queenscliff VIC
2016 Point of Difference – Desert to the Sea – Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle WA
2016 Spring Salon + Art Parade McCulloch & McCulloch, Whistlewood, Shoreham VIC
2017 Spirited, Kurunitja, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2017 Inuntjii – Regeneration – Aboriginal Signature, Estrangin Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
2017 Relative Colours, Aboriginal Contemporary, Sydney NSW
2019 Landscape Colours, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

Collections
Art Bank
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT