Ena [Yina] Gimme Nungurrayi was born at Kaliyangku, her father's country, near the Canning Stock Route. Nungurrayi grew up near Kinyu, her grandmother's country, north of the Canning Stock Route.
Nungurrayi began painting for Warlayirti Artists while living in Malarn (Lake Gregory) community in 1989. The daughter of leading artist Yupinya (Eubena) Nampitjin, Nungurrayi was inspired by her mother's work, but developed her own style and technique using a brush for dotting.
She first participated in Balgo group exhibitions in 1990 and produced some joint works with her husband David Hall Tjangala. Nungurrayi was an outstanding young artist in Balgo, at the time of her death in 1992.
The artist's work was featured in Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1993 and Power of the Land: Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1994.