Kieren Karritpul is a Ngen’gi wimirri artist from Nauiyu Nambiyu, Daly River, approximately three hours south-west of Darwin, NT. Karritpul comes from a long line of recognised artists with his mother, Patricia Marrfura, older brother, Aaron McTaggart, and aunties all engaged in the active arts practice. Working across the mediums of painting and textile design, Karritpul’s depictions of traditional weavings, fish nets and stories of country honour his ancestors and their teachings, and demonstrate the way he maintains these strong cultural connections in daily life.
In 2015 Karripul was Highly Commended, Youth at the 32nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. In 2014, Karritpul won the Youth Award at the prestigious 31st Telstra NATSIIA. His artwork is in the collections of National Gallery of Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory and the Museum of Cultural History, Norway. He is a rising star of Merrepen Arts.