Jacinta Napaljarri Williams was born on the 22 December, 1992, in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jacinta attended the local public school in Alice Springs, before graduating to Centralian Senior College, the largest provider of senior secondary education in Alice Springs.
After graduating from College, Jacinta worked in child care at the Yipirinya School, a school that caters for young Indigenous students. Yipirinya means ‘caterpillar’ in Arrernte and the school takes its name and spirit from the Altyerre Jukurrpa (Caterpillar Dreaming) of the Arrernte people of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). She has one sister and 4 brothers and is married and has one daughter.
Jacinta often visits Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. When she visits, she paints with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu. Jacinta enjoys painting with her Aunty Selma Napurrurla Leo and Aunty Sarah Napurrurla Leo.