Abie Loy

Abie Loy

  • Biography

    Abie Loy Kemarre was born in 1972 at Utopia Station approx. 300 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Coming from a rich artistic lineage, her parents were both artists, Margaret and Roy Pula and her Grandmother was Kathleen Petyarre. Abie Loy belongs to the Anmatyerre clan group and speaks Eastern Anmatyerr and English.

    Currently, Loy and her family live at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore) near Utopia Station although she divides her time between Adelaide, South Australia, Mosquito Bore and Lake Nash where her extended family live.

    Abie Loy Kemarre began painting in 1994 and has custodial rights of the Bush Hen Dreaming, which she depicts abstractly in her associated Sand-hills and Body painting series of works. She Also paints Bush Medicine Leaves. Some of her paintings bare a striking resemblance to her Grandmother's paintings while her later adaptations of body paint and bush hen dreaming are original and creative in her interpretation.

    She is included in many of the major public collections including;

    Adelaide University Art Collection, Adelaide
    Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
    Festival of Arts Foundation Collection, Adelaide
    Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland
    Kaplan and Levi Collection, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
    Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth
    Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    The Kelton Collection, Santa Monica, USA

  • Awards

    2001 18th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
    2001 15th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist
    1997 14th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist

  • Exhibitions

    2021 Top 20 2021, Art Mob, Hobart
    2021 Body Line, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
    2021 Big Names Little Paintings, Cooee Art Gallery, Sydney
    2020 Sounds of Summer, Japingka Gallery, Perth
    2020 Central Focus, Art Mob, Hobart
    2020 Top 20 Exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
    2020 Director's Choice 2020, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
    2020 Spring, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
    2019 Summer Show & Art Parade, Salt, Queenscliff, VIC
    2019 Beyond Time, Australian Aboriginal Art, Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
    2019 defining tradition | black + white, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
    2019 International Women's Day, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
    2018 My Country, Salt, Queenscliff, VIC
    2017 On Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan-Levi Gift, Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
    2017 Sacred Marks, JGM Gallery, London
    2010 Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
    2008 Emily and her Legacy, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo
    2007 Yapa Dreaming, Yapa Gallery, Paris
    2004 Arrnkerthe, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
    2003 Mbantua Gallery, USA Exhibition Tour
    2003 My Grandmother and Me, Walkabout Gallery, Alice Springs
    2003 Abie Loy Kemarre - Recent Paintings, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane
    2002 Mbantua Gallery, USA Exhibition Tour
    2002 Abie Loy & Violet Petyarre - Recent Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington NSW
    2001 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, Darwin
    2000 The Collection, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
    2000 Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1999 North by North East: Landscape & Ceremonial paintings from Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
    1999 SALA Week, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
    1999 Joint Indonesian: Utopia Batik Workshop for the Third Pacific Arts
    1999 Utopia: Recent Works, King Street Gallery, Perth
    1998 Our Country Then and Now, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
    1998 Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    1998 Utopia Dreamings, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
    1997 Shliderijen uit Utopia, Songlines Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    1997 Dreampower: the Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    1997 The Alice Prize Art Exhibition, Alice Springs

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Abie Loy

Untitled, 2024
120 x 88 cm Acrylic on Canvas Sold