Lisa Uhl Australian, Wangkajunga, 1976-2018
Lisa was a young woman living in Fitzroy Crossing in the West Kimberley area of Western Australia. Her language group is Wangkajungka and she had lived all of her life in Fitzroy Crossing.
With mesmerising effect, Lisa illustrated her love of country through her rhythmic, abstracted paintings, recalling the stories she had been told by her elders, more specifically by her mother Jukuja Dolly Snell (Dolly had raised Lisa since she was an infant, ever since Lisa’s biological mother, and Dolly’s sister, passed away). Not uncommonly for people of her generation, Lisa had never been to the country she has inherited from her ancestors. Her works then, are a tapestry of anecdotally acquired knowledge, and an empirical experience referencing the humidity and expanse of the Kimberley.
Lisa’s work has been shown locally and nationally in group and solo exhibitions.