Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was born circa 1943 at Tjiturrunya, west of Kintore Ranges in Western Australia, Ronnie was intitiated into manhood in Winparku, near Lake Mackay. Ronnie commenced painting in 1975 after he observed the Papunya painting movement.
Since moving to Walungurru in the early 1980’s he has emerged as one of Papunya Tula’s major artists.
His work follows the strict Pintupi style of strong circles joined together by connecting lines relating to the people and the land and the Dreamtime.
He won the 1988 Alice Springs Art Prize.
Selected Exhibitions:
1982 Brisbane Festival, Brisbane; 1992 Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney; 1986 Gallery Dusseldorf, Perth; 1986 Aboriginal Arts Australia, Canberra; 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1996 Gallery Gabriella Pizzi, Melbourne; 1988 Art Gallery of South Australi, Adelaide; 1988 Expo’88, Brisbane; 1991, 1993, Chapman Gallery, Canberra; 1991 Australian National Gallery, Canberra; 1991 Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, U.S.A.; 1992-1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs;1993 Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney; 1993 Art Museum of Armidale, N.S.W.; 1993 Art Gallery of W.A., Perth; 1994 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 1994 Utopia Gallery, Sydney; 1994 Gallery Gabriella Pizzi, Milan & Palermo, Italy; 1994 Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; 1995 Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne; 1998 Jinta Gallery, Sydney;
1999 Embassy of Australia, Washington, U.S.A.;
1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, U.S.A.
Selected collections:
Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Art Gallery of Victoria; Supreme Court of Northern Territory; Art Gallery of Western Australia & South Australia; Donald Khan, U.S.A.; Richard Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.; Musee National des Arts Africains et Oceaniens, Paris, France; Groninger Museum, The Netherlands.