Region: Lyentye (Mosquito Bore) Community in
Utopia- Northern Territory
Language: Eastern Anmatyerre
Born in Utopia Station, Abie Loy commenced painting in 1994 under the guidance of her grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre. She depicts stories from her grandfather’s country of Artenya (situated in Utopia) such as bush hen dreaming.
Abie Loy belongs to the Anmatyerre tribe and speaks Eastern Anmatyerre with english as a second language.
She is a very innovative mid-career member of the family of celebrated artists from the Utopia region headed by the late, great Emily Kngwarreye, and continued by her grandmother Kathleen Petyarre, and great aunt, Gloria Petyarre.
She is renowned for the complex optical effects produced by a rare combination of movement and intricacy. Her fine painting techniques
Abie Loy has custodial rights of the Bush Hen Dreaming which she depicts as a metonymic device in her Bush Hen Dreaming and associated Sand-hills and Body painting series of works.
Through her powerful and beautiful paintings, Abie Loy is able to convey to the viewer the sensitivity and strength she derives from her Dreaming… and her country.
Bush Medicine Leaf Dreaming (father's story)
Emu Dreaming story (Grandfather's story)
Body Paint Designs including the Awelye (Women's Business) designs.
Abie Loy began painting under the tutelage of her famous grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre
Abie has been painting for redrock gallery since 2005.
2006 Abie Loy, Bush Leaf & Other Dreamings, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, WA
2005 Abie Loy Kemarre, New Paintings, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA
2005 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2004 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA,
2004 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW, April 29 – May 23
2003 Abie Loy Kemarre, First Solo Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Vic., Melbourne
2006 Recent Painting, Kathleen Petyarre & Abie Loy, Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T
2006 Abie Loy & Kathleen Petyarre, New Paintings, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2005 Utopia & Beyond, Maunsell Wicks, Paddington, NSW.1st October
2005 Dreamings, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA
2004 Arrnkerthe, New Paintings, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Abie Loy - Recent Paintings, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.
2002 Abie Loy & Violet Petyarre, Recent Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW,
2001 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, Darwin, NT, Australia
2000 The Collection, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, South Australia
2000 Utopia, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory
1999 North by North East, Landscape & Ceremonial paintings from Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., Australia
1999 SALA Week, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA.
1999 Joint Indonesian - Utopia Batik Workshop for Third Pacific Arts Utopia Recent Works, King Street Gallery, Perth, WA.
1998 Our Country Then and Now, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA., Australia
1998 Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.
1998 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition Darwin, NT,
1998 Utopia Dreamings, Japingka Gallery, Perth
1997 Schilderijen uit Utopia, Songlines Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Galeri Ardiyanto, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1997 Documenta, Kasel, Germany
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
1997 14th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Touring Art Exhibition
1997 Japingka Gallery, Desert Designs, Perth, W.A. Australia
1997 The Alice Prize Art Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT., Australia
2007 November redrock gallery, Group Exhibition, International Art Expo, Beijing, P.R China
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2003 Art Miami 2003, Miami, Florida, USA
2003 ARCO Art Fair Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2003 Aboriginal Art Fair, 2003, Sydney. Australia
Craft Arts International magazine, article, Abie Loy Kemarre, pp.44 – 48, published Craft Arts International Pty Ltd, 2005
Raki Wara, Long Cloth from Aboriginal and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, 1998 pp. 63 86,87.
Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, David Cossey, Museum Art International, 1997, pp. 26,27,28.
Telstra 14th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award - Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Traveling exhibition, plate 17, page 25.
The Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia.
Mem Aziz Collection
Festival of Arts Foundation Collection, Adelaide, South Australia.
The Adelaide University Art Collection, South Australia.
The Levi-Kaplan Collection, Seattle, USA.
The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA.
The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission Collection.
The National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria.
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, Western Australia.
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