Abie Loy was born in 1972 at Utopia Station, 275 kilometers north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Abie Loy belongs to the Anmatyerr clan group and speaks Eastern Anmatyerr with English as a second language.
Abie Loy lives at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore) near Utopia Station with her family group comprising her mother Margaret Loy, her brothers and sisters and her grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre. Currently, Abie divides her time between Adelaide, South Australia, Mosquito Bore and Lake Nash.
Abie Loy began painting in 1994 under the tutelage of her famous grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre.
Through her powerful and beautiful paintings, Abie Loy is able to convey to the viewer the sensitivity and strength she derives from her Dreaming and her country.