DOB: c. 1965
LANGUAGE GROUP: Pintupi
COMMUNITY: Kintore, NT
Nyilyari was born around 1965 and is the second son of well known Papunya Tula artist Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka and the younger brother of Matthew Tjapangati. Nyilyari did not begin to paint on a regular basis until 2004.
He usually depicts designs associated with the salt lake site of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). In ancestral times, a large group of Tingari men visited this site on their travels towards the east. This is a site that was commonly referred to in his father's paintings, however Nyilyari has developed a unique minimalistic style that is very distinctive.
Awards and Recognition
2013 30th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
2009 TogArt Contemporary Art Award, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin - Finalist
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 defining tradition | black + white, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney