In this series, we introduce the nine artists behind Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, on view at The Phillips Collection June 2–September 9, 2018.
REGINA PILAWUK WILSON
Born 1948, Daly River, Northern Territory
Lives and works in Peppimenarti, Northern Territory
In 1973, Regina Pilawuk Wilson left the Catholic mission where she had lived since childhood and, along with her husband Harold, established the Aboriginal community of Peppimenarti. A gifted fiber artist, Wilson began painting in 2002 after attending a workshop in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Her largescale works immediately received acclaim at such prestigious events as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Wilson’s work is in major public collections—the British Museum, London; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, among others—and has been featured in important international exhibitions of Aboriginal art.