Malya Teamay was born at Tjulu (Curtin Springs), east of Uluru. He lives with his family in Mutitjulu. As a painter he expresses both the Laws of his country and issues of contemporary history. He is an advocate for the landrights and an inaugural member of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Joint Management, he is regularly called on as a senior traditional consultant, liaison officer and spokesperson for Mutitjulu and the National Park. His painting is on the National Park entrance ticket and his works can be seen throughout the Cultural Centre, in National Park publications and national Art Galleries.
Malya was a finalist in the 2019VincentLingiariArtAward.