Malaya Tuyay is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist working in printmaking, installation, textiles, and digital media. Her work navigates the intersections of her queer mixed race Filipinx American identity and aims to channel the remembrance and celebration of ancestors that have been lost in translation or forgotten. Often creating work centered on grief, she uses her practice to open up space for conversations about death and mental illness that are often considered taboo.
Malaya received her BFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in Oakland and was awarded a fellowship for a residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. Her work has been awarded the Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Award twice and has been exhibited in Osaka, Japan and various galleries in California.