Eileen was born in 1956 in Haasts Bluff. She is the daughter of the accomplished artists Charlie Tararu (dec) and Tatali Nangala. Eileen grew up in Haasts Bluff and then later moved to Kintore with her family once the outstation there had been established. Eileen began painting in 1999, learning from both her parents by sitting beside them while they painted. Eileen’s paintings refer mostly to her father’s birthplace of Tjitjurrulnga, situated west of Kintore.
In 2008 Eileen was listed as one of the 50 Most Collectible Artists by the Art Collector Magazine.
Awards 2005 Redlands Westpac Art Prize in the Emerging Artist category. Collections Artbank, Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Solo Exhibitions 2005 “Eileen Napaltjarri - Lines”, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney.
Exhibitions 2005 “Papunya Tula Artists - new work for a new space”, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney. 2005 “Rising Stars Papunya”, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne. 2006 “Papunya Tula Artists - across the board”, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney. 2006 “The Togart Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Parliament House, Darwin. 2006 “Yawulyurru Kapalilu Palyara Nintilpayi - Grandmothers teaching culture and ceremony”, Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs. 2007 “Big Paintings from Papunya Tula Artists”, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney. 2007 “Papunya Tula Artists 2007”, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne. 2008 “Pintupi Women”, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne. 2009 “Six Hands”, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney.