Maureen Baker, born in c. 1962, lives in Warakurna, located in Western Australia approximately 330km from Uluru, near the Northern Territory border.
Maureen is a creative and extremely talented artist, weaver, and administrator. Maureen has recently been appointed to be the Director of NPY Women’s Council, and has recently had her work in the Hunting animation which is currently on display in Canberra. Maureen has participated in numerous exhibitions across Australia, and her paintings are highly collectable. She has had her works exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Maureen paints the stories of her father’s and grandmother’s country. Her paintings depict the travels of Kungka Kutjara (Two Women) across the country, changing into animal forms to pass through certain areas, creating features of the land as they did so. The waterholes and sites where the women camped on their travels are depicted, as well as other topographic details of the country. Maureen’s paints with deep cultural knowledge and authority, successfully blending traditional and contemporary aesthetics.