Genevieve Kemarr Loy

1982 - Present

Biography

GENEVIEVE KEMARR LOY 1982 -
Region: North Eastern Central Australia
Residence: Atneltyeye, Utopia
Language: Anmatyerr
Country: Atnangkere

Genevieve Kemarr Loy is a young and exciting artist from the Utopia region. She is the granddaughter of the late Nancy Petyarr and has learnt painting from her father, Cowboy Loy Pwerl. Like Cowboy, she paints the Bush Turkey Dreaming, but from a different perspective. On a superficial level her paintings depict the tracks the Bush Turkey makes as it searches for seeds and other 'tucker' and makes its way to the waterhole. Genevieve's paintings are characterised by a beautiful and careful handling of paint; a harmonious sense of colour; and great control of the delicate spidery marks that make their way across her canvas.

She is revealing a mature capacity to paint her Country in an evolving manner that is both surprising and encouraging in an artist so young. Lauraine Diggins Fine Art anticipates that this artist, who approaches her work in a most professional manner, will receive both national and international respect.

Exhibitions

2009
City of Albany Art Prize, 4 - 27 April 2009, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Council, Sydney
The 58th Blake Prize, The Blake Society, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Making Their Mark: Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Genevieve Kemarr Loy, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; Cooee Art, Sydney

2008
Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty, Utopia, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Moscow World Fine Art Fair, Manege, Moscow, Russia
The Churchie National Emerging Art Award, Morris Hall at Churchie (Anglican Church Grammar School), East Brisbane
Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2008, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
Sydney Art & Antiques Fair 2008, Sydney
Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2008, Campbelltown City Council, Campbelltown

2007
Visions of Utopia, Cooee Aboriginal Art, Sydney
Memory As Landscape, Masterpiece @ IXL, Hobart
Utopia Today, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

Achievements, Collections & Commissions

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2009
City of Albany Art Prize, Awarded Highly Commended
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Finalist
The 58th Blake Prize, Finalist

2008
The Churchie National Emerging Art Award, Finalist
Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2008, Finalist

COLLECTIONS:
Lauraine Diggins, Melbourne

Bibliography

LITERATURE:

Barilo von Reisberg, Eugene, Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty, Utopia Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2008 (exhibition catalogue)

Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2008, (exhibition catalogue), Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2008