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Ray James Tjangala

Ray James Tjangala is the son of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa (1927-1999), one of the founders of the Papunya Artists Collective. Ray James was born around 1958 in the bush and in 1963 left his traditional nomadic lyfestyle and moved to Papunya with his family. It is noteworthy that Ray's friend, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, one of the first painters of Papunya and an authority on ceremonial activities, had a decisive influence on Ray’s work. His paintings are usually executed in two colors. By playing with the possibilities of optical lines and curves on a two-dimensional surface, the work of Ray James creates a strong illusory effect.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Art New York, SmithDavidson Gallery, Miami, USA
2016 ‘New Pictures: Aboriginal Painting’, Kunstwerk: Sammlung Alison and Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
2013-2014 'Vivid Memories - An Aboriginal Art History', Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
2010 ‘Summer Show 2010’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2010 ‘Tradition & Innovation - Papunya Tula 2010’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2009 ‘Papunya 2009, Senior Pintupi Artists’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2009 ‘Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya’, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, USA
2009 ‘Tjukurrpa Palurukutu, Kutjupawana Palyantjanya – Same Stories, A New Way’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2009 'Nganampatju Kanpatja Winki, Nganampatju Yara Winkii – All Our Paintings, All Our Stories’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2008 ‘Papunya Tula Artists 2008’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2008 ‘Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair’, Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia
2007 ‘Papunya Tula 2007’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2007 ‘Gifted: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2007 ‘Recent Paintings 2007’, Cross Cultural Art Exchange, Darwin, Australia
2007 ‘Pintupi Mixed Exhibition’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2006 ‘Papunya Tula Artists 2006’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2006 ‘Land Marks’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2006 ‘Yawulyurra kapalilu palyara nintilpayi’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2005 ‘Pintupi Show’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2005 ‘Papunya Tula Artists’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2005 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2004 ‘Looking Closely At Country’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2004 ‘Talking About Abstraction’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts - The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2004 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2003 ‘Kintore-Kiwirrkura’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2003 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2002 ‘Twenty Five Years and Beyond - Papunya Tula Painting’, Brisbane City Gallery, Australia.
2002 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2002 ‘Twenty Five Years and Beyond - Papunya Tula Painting’, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia
2002 ‘Twenty Five Years and Beyond - Papunya Tula Painting’, Academy of Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia
2001 ‘Aborigena’, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy
2001 ‘Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art’, Comunidad de Madrid touring exhibition, Spain
2001 ‘Pintupi Exhibition’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2001 ‘Dreamscapes-Contemporary Desert Art’, Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark
2001 ‘Twenty Five Years And Beyond - Papunya Tula Painting’, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
2001 ‘Kintore, Kiwirrkura’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2000 ‘Pintupi Men’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2000 ‘Papunya Tula Genesis and Genius’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1999 16th Telstra NATSIAA, Museums and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
1999 15th Telstra NATSIAA, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tanzania, Adelaide, Australia
1999 15th Telstra NATSIAA, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Australia
1999 ‘The Desert Mob Art Show’, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
1999 ‘Twenty Five Years and Beyond – Papunya Tula Painting’, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, Australia
1998 15th Telstra NATSIAA, Museums and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
1998 ‘Dreamings’, Vlaams-Europeesch Conferentiecentrum, Brussels, Belgium
1998 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
1997 Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice Springs, Australia
1993 ‘Aborgiena’, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy
1993 ‘Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art’, Comunidad de Madrid touring exhibition, Spain


Born in *unknown* in 1958


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