Born in 1993 in Alice Springs hospital, Clarise is part of a large family of artists. Her mother, Teresa Baker a Pitjantjatjara woman from Kanpi, along with aunty Kani Tunkin and grandmother Kaye Baker (Daughter to Jimmy Baker) are all celebrated Tjungu Palya artists. Clarise rose to prominence in 2015 when her painting Minma Marlimu was selected as a finalist in the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award which is held each year at the Art Gallery and Museum of Northern territory in Darwin.
Clarise remembers visiting Malilu’s Cave with Teresa Baker at age fifteen. Learning from her mother about country and the sacred stories associated with it just as Teresa learnt from her Tjamu. Clarise has one young son, Darius.
Clarise now divides her time between her home in Kanpi and Alice Springs. Clarise is proud of her heritage and travels back home to take part in traditional women’s business there.
Her artworks are depictions of the ceremonial dances that take place here.
2016 – Good Together, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2015 – Finalist 2015 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Awards