Khin Maung Zaw

Artist Story

Born in 1970, Khin Maung Zaw’s works exude a joyful brilliance of colours. This is especially evident in his landscape works. After graduating from the State School of Fine Art in 1991, he won the 1st Prize for Commercial Art in the same year. Thereafter Muang Zaw further developed his skills under the tutelage of renowned Burmese artist such as U Lun Gywe, U Tin Aye, U Myint Lwin, U Myint San and U Thit Lwin Soe. In 1994, he furthers his studies by studying sculpture at his alma mater and won a 1st Prize upon graduation.


Khin Muang Zaw now leads the new wave of water colourists that are emerging from Myanmar. Muang Zaw’s superior skill in watercolor is apparent in his detailed pattern of intricate architecture, creases and folds of the fabric as well as the play of light and shadow. His breathtaking watercolor on paper observes the daily scenes young novices going about daily monastic life. In this body of work, the artist pays homage to Buddhism, which, for generations, has been an integral part of Myanmar’s culture.

Solo Exhibition

2013 - “Colours of Myanmar”, Wild Rocket, Singapore
2014 - “Colours of Myanmar”, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China
2014 - “Melody of Light” Suvannabhumi Art Gallery. Chiangmai Mai.,Thailand

Group Exhibitions

1995 - Exhibited at Myanmar Fair, Parco Bugis Junction, and Singapore
1997 - Exhibited In the Footsteps of Siddhartha, Notices the gallery, Singapore
1997 - Works auctioned with Bonhans Glerum, Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore
1998 - Exhibited at Bagan : A World Heritage, Notice the gallery, Singapore
1999 - Exhibited at Image of Myanmar, Paragon Hotel, Singapore
1999 - Works auction with Glerum‘s Auction, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
2002 - Exhibited at Burmese Days, Bangkok, Thailand
2002 - Exhibited at Artasia Nyc, New York, USA
2005 - Exhibited at Proud Ladies, Pink Skies Art Exhibition, Laluna Gallery, Chiang Mai
2006 - Exhibited at Artasia Nyc, New York, USA
2006 - Exhibited at Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstoke, New York
2007 - Exhibited at Poetry on Canvas, Newton, New Jersey
2007 - Exhibited at Artasia Nyc, New York
2007 - Exhibited at Medusa Emporium and Gallery, New Paltz, New York
2007 - Exhibited within Indochine Beauty, Gallery in Kemang, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 - Exhibited at Tun Foundation Bank Art Competition Show, Association of Banks, Yangon
2010 - Exhibited at Wishrock Gallery, Grand Avenue, Shelter Island, New York
2011 - Exhibited at 3D Colour Spectrum Art Exhibition, Ministry of Culture Art Gallery, Yangon
2011 - Exhibited at The Parasol Project, Renaissance Fine Arts, Baltimore, USA
2011 - Exhibited at Waveless Group art Exhibition, Lawkanat Gallery, Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Hope Charity Show, KZL Studio & Art Gallery, and Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Pure HeART Group Art Exhibition, Wahso Art Gallery, Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Magic Water, Water Colour Art Exhibition, KZL Studio & Art Gallery, Yangon
2012 - Exhibited at Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Golden Valley Art Centre, Yangon Myanmar
2012 - Exhibited at The Past-The Present-The Future, Suvannabhumi Art Gallery, Chiang Mai Thailand
2012 - Exhibited at Affordable Art Fair Singapore by Lalanta Fine Art
2013 - Exhibited at Art 13 Myanmar Exhibition Yangon, Myanmar
2014 - Exhibited at Art 14 Art Exhibition, Myanmar Event Park, Yangon, Myanmar
2015 - Exhibited at Watercolor 2015, Gallery 65,Yangon, Myanmar
2015 - Affordable Art Fair, Singapore, represented by Lalanta Fine Art
2015 - Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, represented by Lalanta Fine Art
2015 - Exhibited at “Masters of Myanmar Art”, The Edge Galerie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2015 - Exhibited at “Myanmar in Motion”, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China