Ricky’s skin name is Jakamara. His mother’s country is Ntaria and he grew up in Areyonga (His father’s country). He is the grandson of famous artist Peter Kanari. Thus, he speaks Western Aranda and Pitjantjatjara. Ricky is Benita Clement’s husband, and son in law of the late Gwenda Namatjira who was the granddaughter of Albert Namatjira. Benita inspired Ricky and motivated him to start painting landscapes of his country. The two paint together at the Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre. Ricky has a precise drawing technique and is interested in painting hunting men from previous generations.
2019 Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA
2019 Pmarra Nurna-Kananhala untha-lapp-urma (Walking through country), Hazelhurst Art centre, Sydney, NSW.
2017 What if this photograph is by Albert Namatjira?, Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide SA
2017 Cicada Press Collection, Tarnanthi, AGSA
2016 UNALIENABLE, Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016 Abducted!, Alcaston Gallery, VIC
- National Museum of Australia (NMA), Canberra, ACT
- 2017 Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, QLD