Nyanyuma Napangati was born around 1944 in Kiwirkurra, Western Australia. She is the sister of painter Charlie Tjapangati. Their father had three wives and was the older brother of well known Papunya Tula Artist Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka. She is also closely related to the late Kanya Tjapangati, who passed away in 2006, through the same father but a different mother. Nanyuma Napangati began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1990.
In 1999, Nanyuma was one of the artists involved in the Kiwirrkurra Women's Painting project, which was auctioned to raise money for the Renal Unit at Kintore, an Aboriginal Community in the Western Desert. Nanyuma Napangati is a Pintupi senior law woman and depicts designs associated with women's ceremonies.
2020 ‘ORIGINS, Australian Aboriginal Art from the SmithDavidson Collection’, SmithDavidson Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 ‘Signs and Traces. Contemporary Aboriginal Art’, Zamek Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland
2011 ‘Papunya Tula Women’s Art’, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, Australia
2011 The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
2010 ‘Small Paintings’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2010 ‘Ngurrakutu – Going Home’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2007 ‘Gifted: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2003 ‘Recent Paintings by the Women Artists of Kintore and Kiwirrkura’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2002 ‘Pintupi Artists’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2001 ‘Pintupi Exhibition’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
2001 ‘Kintore and Kiwirrkura’, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2000 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia
2000 ‘Pintupi Women’, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, Australia
Born in Kiwirkurra, Western Australia on November 30th, 1939