Gloria Petyarre, also known as Gloria Pitjara was born in 1942 in Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia. She was an Aboriginal Australian artist from the Anmatyerre community, just north of Alice Springs. One of her best known works is "Bush Medicine".
Petyarre started as an artist in the Women's Batik Group in 1977, which was launched by the CAAMA. She continued her artwork through her paintings, while also working with one of her six sisters, Kathleen Petyarre.
Petyarre died on June 8, 2021 in Alice Springs.