Abie Loy Kemarre was born in 1972 at Utopia Station, 275 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern territory of Central Australia. Abie Loy Kemarre belongs to the Anmatyerr 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, Kathleen Petyarre.
Loy began painting in 1994 under the tutelage of her famous grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre. Abie Loy has custodial rights of the Bush Hen Dreaming, which she depicts abstractly in her associated Sand-hills and Body painting series of works.
The Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia.
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.
2006 Bush Leaf & Other Dreamings, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, WA.,
2005 New Paintings, Gadfly Gallery Perth, WA
2005 Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2005. Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA,
2004. Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2004.
2003 Abie Loy Kemarre, First Solo Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne Victoria
Prism, Contemporary Australian Art, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 6th October – 3rd December.
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC., USA, June 30th – September 24th
Recent Painting, Kathleen Petyarre & Abie Loy, Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T., 12th August – 4th September.
Abie Loy & Kathleen Petyarre, New Paintings, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, NSW.,12th June,
Aboriginal Vision in Contemporary Australian Art, Levi – Kaplan Collection, The Wright Exhibition Centre, Seattle, WA, USA, April 21 – Nov.4th.
Utopia & Beyond, Maunsell Wicks, Paddington, NSW., 1st October.
Abie Loy Kemarre, Dreamings, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA., July 22nd
Arnkerrthe, New Paintings, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW., Nov 11th.
Abie Loy Kemarre – Recent Paintings, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane, Qld., June 27 – July 28.
Abie Loy & Violet Petyarre, Recent Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW, November, 17 – 22,
15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, Darwin, NT, Australia, 17th, August.
The Collection, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, South Australia, 4 March – 30 April.
Utopia, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, 10 – 27th March.
North by North East, Landscape & Ceremonial paintings from Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.,
Australia, 8 – 30 July.
SALA Week, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA., 1st August – 8th August.
Joint Indonesian – Utopia Batik Workshop for Third Pacific Arts Utopia Recent Works, King Street Gallery, Perth, WA., 12th Nov. – Feb.,
Our Country Then and Now, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA., Australia, 1st March – 30th April
Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.,, Australia, 3rd September.
Utopia Dreamings, Japingka Gallery, Perth, W.A. Australia, 11th Dec – 28th Jan.,
Schilderijen uit Utopia, Song lines Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 20 – 7 June.
Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, June 1 – 26. Documenta, Kasel, Germany, July.
Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal
Australia, The National Gallery of Indonesia,