Kyaw Nyo

Artist Story

Kyaw Nyo is inspired by the beauty of nature, in particular the native trees of Myanmar and their different leaves. Born in 1980 in Yangon, Kyaw Nyo holds BA in Painting and Oriental Studies from National University of Culture and the Dagon University respectively. He studies the colour, shape, size and texture of leaves, but for him, the texture is the most moving. The techniques he developed enable him to reproduce faithfully the texture of the leaves. On most of these collages, there are several layers of leaves, which he builds up over days and weeks.
The starting point for all his works is the natural organic material of the leaf – the emotions evoked in his selection of leaves determines the colours that he will use in these works. He often favours the fiery colours of autumn with reds, gold and yellows. His works often create unexpected vistas from beautiful, but common materials. They make us see the humble leaf in a new way. He selects the leaves for his artworks carefully, looking for ones that suggest different elements to him. Some of the leaves look as if they are flying through the air, while others suggest meditative ponds and flowing water.
International Exhibitions
2009 – Myanmar Discovered, Group show, HK
2010 – Myanmar Art & Culture Lecture, Group Show, Boston, USA
2010 – New Beginning, Group show, Princeton, USA
2011 – Gallery Verde, Group Show, New York, USA
2012 – Burma Rising, Art Exhibition, Hamptons, NY, USA
Group Exhibitions
2002 – Junior Art Exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
2003 – Art Exhibition on Degree Pieces, National Theater, Yangon
2005 – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sakura Tower, Yangon
2005 – Group Show, Orient Art Gallery, Yangon
2007 – Tun Foundation Art Exhibition, Yangon
2008 – Art Tree Art Exhibition, Old State School of Fine Art, Yangon
2008 – Group Show, Foundation of Loving Kindness Art Exhibition, Yadanapon Hall, Yangon
2009 – Art Tree Art Exhibition, Old State School of Fine Art, Yangon
2010 – Art Tree Art Exhibition, Aligar Gallery, Yangon
2010 – Going Together Art Exhibition, Lokanat gallery, Yangon
2010 – Tun Foundation Art Exhibition, Yangon
2011 – The GIVERS Art exhibition, (Ministry of Culture Art Gallery), Yangon.
2011 – TUN Foundation Art exhibition, Yangon.

Co Thiee

Artist Story

Co Thiee was born in Yangon in 1963. As a highly regarded professional painter and designer, his works has been shown in more than 20 local and international group exhibitions. He creates art to express different feelings about religion. His works explore the idea of “meritorious deeds”. His aim is to share the feeling of happiness and meritorious deed in others. He sees a sense of serenity in monks and nuns, and he strives to recreate this feeling through portraying them in daily situation. He said, “We forget that monks and nuns are humans too, but through the practice of meditation and mindfulness, they exude an aura of peace and happiness that other people can feel when they see them.”

Second Prize at Myanmar National Portrait Competition 2011, River Gallery, The Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar
International Exhibitions
2004 – ACD Group Show, Singapore
2010 – Myanmar Art Centre, Group Show, Singapore
2014 – ‘Politics, Business and Human Rights’ Group Exhibition, Murdoch University
2014 – ‘Painting Myanmar’ Ten Perspective on a Changing Country, Hong Kong Baptist University
2015 – ‘Myanmar in Motion’, Shanghai, China
Group Exhibitions
1992 – 2nd Illustrator Group Show, Yangon
1993 – 3rd Illustrators Group Show, Yangon
1994 – 4th Illustrators Group Show, Yangon
1996 – White Line Gallery Group Show, Yangon
1996 – New Interior Design with Charl Orchad (UK), Yangon
1997 – New Interior Design with Charl Orchad (UK), Yangon
1997 – Orient Art Gallery Group show, Yangon
1997 – Art Club Gallery Group Show, Yangon
2004 – Inner Light Contemporary Art Group Show, Yangon
2005 – Bogyoke Market Group Show, Yangon
2006 – Mind of the Line Group show, Yangon
2006 – Myanmar Un-trying Art Show, Yangon
2006 – Colour House Art Group Show, Yangon
2006 – Yae Na Tha Group Show, Yangon
2007 – Myanmar Graphic Art Show, Yangon
2008 – Illustrator Art Group Show, Yangon
2010 – Art Garden Group Show, Yangon
2011 – Myanmar National Portrait Competition, Finalist Exhibition, Strand Hotel, Yangon