Abie Loy Kemarre
Abie Loy Kemarre was born in 1972 at Utopia Station approximately 155 miles north-east of Alice Springs in Central Australia. She lives at Mosquito Bore with her family. Abbie speaks Eastern Anmatyerre. She began painting in 1994 under the guidance of her Grandmother, famous Aboriginal artist, Kathleen Petyarre. She paints her Grandfathers Dreaming, the Bush Hen. In 2001/2002 Abie began a bolder style with her ‘Sandhills’ and ‘Body Painting’ series and then in 2005/2006 she began to introduce ‘River’ to her paintings, these depict a dry river bed that previously flowed through her Country in Utopia. Abie Loy Kemarre’s unique style of art has brought her critical acclaim and she now stands at the cutting edge of the Australian contemporary art movement. Abie’s works are held in major collections all over the world and she has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.