|Date of Birth:||12/04/1973|
|Mother's Country:||Yamba, NT|
|Father's Country:||Rangini, Melville Island, NT|
|Dreaming:||Kirilima (Jungle Fowl)|
Karen is the daughter of the late Eddie Puruntatameri, who was renowned for his pottery, and Maree Puruntatameri, who has made a name for herself as a painter. Karen’s work reflects influences from her Tiwi father’s style and her Arrente (Central Australian) mother’s work. Karen began work at Munupi Arts & Crafts in 1994 and is following on the strong artistic family tradition in both decorative pottery, painting and printing. Karen is currently completing her Certificate II Arts and Crafts with Batchelor College.