Michelle Cooper Paintings

Michelle Cooper is an accomplished and focused artist who incorporates the Tjukurrpa stories of her Pitjantjatjara homelands into her finely worked paintings.

 

Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021772  |  acrylic on linen  |  146 x 97 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021928  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 95 cm

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Women’s Ceremony by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 022280  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 98 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021773  |  acrylic on linen  |  145 x 98 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021929  |  acrylic on linen  |  206 x 105 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021930  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 122 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 022277  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 97 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 022269  |  acrylic on linen  |  198 x 122 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 022270  |  acrylic on linen  |  198 x 121 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 022272  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 122 cm

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Women’s Ceremony by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Women’s Ceremony

Jap 022279  |  acrylic on linen  |  171 x 110 cm

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Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021770  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 97 cm

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Michelle Cooper at Work

Date of Birth

1971

Place of Birth

Kalka, Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara Lands , South Australia

Languages

Pitjantjatjara,
Yankuntjatara,
Warlpiri

Family

Michelle Cooper is a Pitjantjatjara woman, born in Kalka community, Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara lands in South Australia. She moved to Alice Springs with her family after her mother died when Michelle was quite young. Michelle began painting under the guidance of her paternal grandmother, Kuntjil Cooper (1920-2010). Michelle learned the significant Women’s Dreaming stories from Pitjantjatjara culture including Two Sisters (Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa) and Seven Sister Dreamings.

Career

While Michelle’s mother was from Yuendumu and spoke Warlpiri, Michelle has her strongest cultural ties to Pitjantjatjara lands. The major subjects of her paintings lie in the Women’s Dreamings and associated inma or ceremonies that underpin traditional knowledge from her Grandmother’s country. Michelle says that she ‘listened to her father’s story’ and absorbed Tjukurpa or traditional knowledge into her life. Michelle’s own daughter lives in Pipalyatjara nearby to Kalka on the APY Lands. Michelle Cooper is a committed and focused artist who incorporates the Tjukurpa stories of her homelands into her finely worked paintings.