Gloria Petyarre began her career as one of the founding members of the batik print-making movement at Utopia.
She took up the acrylic medium in the late 1980’s, and quickly rose to recognition, alongside Emily Kame Kngwarreye in 1991 with the exhibition of Utopian Art in Sydney.
Gloria’s work has evolved from strictly body paint designs in her early years, to more abstracted explorations of colour that express her mastery of the acrylic medium. Her work features in many important national and international collections.
Gloria’s paintings are typified by their floral look, ranging form simple black and white designs to multi coloured patterns that seem to twist or move the longer you look at them.