Abie Loy Kemarre was born in 1972 at Utopia Station, 275 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Loy belongs to the Anmatyerre clan group and speaks Eastern Anmatyerr with English as a second language.
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. Her family group comprises of her mother Margaret Loy, her brothers and sisters and her grandmother, acclaimed artist, Kathleen Petyarre.
Abie Loy Kemarre began painting in 1994 under the tutelage of her famous grandmother. Loy 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.
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