Gracie is the daughter of George Ward Tjungurrayi a highly eminent first generation indigenous artist dating back to when the western desert art movement was just beginning to evolve. Today he is still one of the most collectable painters with his art being acquired and exhibited both within and outside Australia. Gracie was born in this era (1973) at Papunya, however as a young child moved to Docker River and later to Warakurna.
She began her artistic career in 2004 through the encouragement and guidance from her parents. Originally her paintings portrayed the typical Pintupi dotting manner with a colour focus relating to her father’s country. In 2008 Gracie modified her style and this resulted with the colours her works being much more vivid and bold.
Gracie’s paintings predominately relate to her grandmothers long established homelands, referencing the places within this landscape where women ceremonies are staged, more commonly referred to as “Women Business”