Regina Nakamarra Ross was born in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community located 300 kms north-west of Alice Springs in the central desert of Australia. She has lived in this remote community her whole life. She attended Yuendumu School and then worked with Jarru Pirjirrdi, the local youth substance abuse prevention program for several years.
She is the grand-daughter of Jack Jakamarra Ross (1922-2004), one of the founding artists of Warlukurlangu Art centre. She paints the Dreaming stories passed down to her by her famous grandfather.
She has one daughter and in her spare time enjoys playing softball with the local young women’s team and also occasionally goes out hunting near Yuendumu for bush tucker.