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Tarisse King

Tarisse King DOB: September 4th, 1986
BORN: Adelaide,South Australia
LANGUAGE: Gurindji
COMMUNITY GROUP: Katherine, NT
Tarisse King was born on September 4th, 1986. She is the elder sister to fellow artist, Sarrita King and daughter to the late, highly regarded artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007). Sarrita and Tarisse are second-generation painters whose inspiration and encouragement to paint came from their father. Sarrita and Tarisse have created brilliant works that add their own personal feelings and ideas stemming from their father’s teachings.
Tarisse spent most of her youth in Darwin, where her mother still resides. It is here that her connection to her Aboriginality and subsequently the connection to her land was able to grow. Her exposure to the elements and the extreme landscape has provided the thematic for her works of art since she began painting at age 17.
Tarisse’s father, William King, was an accomplished artist from the Gurindji tribe, in the Northern Territory. Most of his family still live in the Northern Territory, specifically in Katherine. He spent most of the last 20 years of his life in Adelaide. Tarisse moved to Adelaide at age 16 to pursue a career in hospitality. However, living with her father meant she was exposed to the world of art. Over time her involvement in her father’s art grew until she eventually began experimenting with her own designs and techniques.
William King passed away on December 2nd, 2007. Today, Tarisse continues to paint imagery passed down to her from her father’s stories and teachings about fire, desert, bush and water and the environmental factors that shaped her fore father’s lives which Tarisse says helps connect her with her family and culture. Depicting these elements in her paintings, Tarisse provides a visual articulation of the earth’s language.
Tarisse also paints her own unique designs which reflect her on going exploration of the world around her and her Aboriginal culture. She has been included in over 20 exhibitions, is represented in galleries in every Australian state, is included in many high profile Australian and international art collections, has been auctioned successfully through Paris’ Art Curial and is scheduled to embark on an exhibition tour of the United States of America. With so many accolades to her name at such a young age, Tarisse’s potential to build on an already outstanding career is more than promising.Selected Exhibitions
• 2010 Fire & Lightning first exhibition on the Northern Territory, King Sisters Tarisse and Sarrita, Central Art, Alice Springs
• 2010, Rising Stars, Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney, NSW
• 2010, In Our Father’s Eyes: works by sisters Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Dreamtime Art Gallery, Los Angeles
• 2010, Fire & Lightning: Sarrita and Tarisse King, Central Art, Alice Springs
• 2009, William, Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney
• 2009, Kaminabend mit Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Art Galerie, Brit ‘s Art, Übach-Palenberg, Germany
• 2009, The Three Kings, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, NSWGroup Exhibitions
• 2010, Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Victoria
• 2008, Aboriginal Art Auction, Customs House, Sydney
• 2008, Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Victoria
• 2008, The EWB exhibition, 14 exhibitions across AustraliaMajor Exhibitions & Collections
• 2014, Aug – Sarrita & Tarisse King Japingka Gallery, Freemantle
• 2014, April – The King Sisters: Pop Art Red Desert Dreamings, Melbourne
• 2013, June – Major Auction Castor Hara, Paris
• 2013, Mar – Art Hong Kong Hong Kong
• 2013, Feb – The King Sisters Japingka Gallery, Freemantle
• 2012, Nov – Country of Kings Red Desert Dreamings, Melbourne
• 2012, Nov – Art Expo Singapore
• 2012, Oct – Collaboration Gallery 577, Melbourne
• 2012, Aug – Aboriginal Art Butler Goode Gallery, Sydney
• 2012, March – Contemporary Art Art Curial, Paris
• 2011, Nov – Language of the Earth Japingka, Freemantle, WA
• 2011, Oct – Contemporary Art (Art Curial, France)
• 2011, Feb – Connections, First Solo Exhibition (Gallery 577, Melbourne)
• 2010, Nov – Contemporary Auction (Art Curial, France)
• 2010, – Rising Stars, Tarisse & Sarrita King (Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney)
• 2010, Aug – The King Sisters (Mason Art Gallery)
• 2010, – First Artist in Residence (Newington College, Sydney)
• 2010, – In Our Father’s Eyes: (Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, LA)
• 2010, Jul – Contemporary Auction (Art Curial, France)
• 2010, April- Fire & Lightning (Central Art, Alice Springs)
• 2010, Feb – The King Sisters (Red Dessert Dreaming Gallery, Mel)
• 2009, Nov – Art Curial auction and exhibition (Art Curial, France)
• 2009, Sep – William, Tarisse & Sarrita King, (Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney)
• 2009, Nov – Kaminabend mit Tarisse & Sarrita (Brit’s Art, Bach-Palenberg, Germany) p
• 2009 – The King Sisters (Blue Gum Gallery, QVB, Syd)
• 2009 – The 3 Kings (Bennelong Gallery, Syd)

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