Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi was born in 1967 in the Mount Allan community, 250km west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
Gabriella is the oldest daughter of renowned painter Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, under whom she began her tutorage. Her works depict stories such as the Women Ceremonies, Bush Tucker, Goanna, Serpent, Grandmother’s Country and Seven Sisters Dreamings. Gabriella’s "dot" work is central to her paintings; although she uses many various techniques to achieve the desired effect creating paintings that are vivid in colours and bold in composition.
Gabriella’s work has been included within Australian and international collections and has featured in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Most recently, Gabriella was commissioned to complete a twenty metre art installation depicting her custodial Grandmother's Country for the 2008 RHS Chelsea Flower Show which was awarded a Gold Medal.
1988 Aboriginal 'Dot' Painting, Melbourne
1992 Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
1992 Washington DC, USA
1993 Berne, Switzerland
1998 'Sztuka Aborygenow - (Art of the Aborigines)', Warsaw, Poland
1999 Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
1999 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
2000 United Nations, New York
2001 Mia Mia Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 Gold Medal, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK
1993 Alice Springs Art Prize, Northern Territory, Australia
1991 Professional Development Grant, from the Aboriginal Arts Unit of the Australia Council for the Arts
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Northern Territory, Australia
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, Australia
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, Australia
Richard Kelton Foundation Collection, Santa Monica, USA
Galeria R. Poznan, Poland
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia