Khin Zaw Latt

Artist Story

Khin Zaw Latt’s paintings portray the scene of locals getting on the ferry after a long day of labour. The flow of the crowd seems like a mass of a single object, conveying sense of stress and oppression. The more he observes the crowd, the more he notices the hope and beauty worn by each individual. With highly emotive rendering of light and shadow, Khin Zaw Latt paintings conveys not just the difficult lives of his country man but also their hope.


In his Buddha paintings, Khin Zaw Latt depicts the face of Lord Buddha in his human form. He is inspired by the story of the Buddha’s life, his strive to defy human’s desire and his teachings that affect millions of lives. He combines painterly wash with stamping technique and roller, creating serene and glorious impressions from a flat canvas.



1980 - Born in Irrawaddy Division, Myanmar
2000 - Second Prize, Myanmar Youth Art Contest
2002 - Graduated from University of Culture majoring in painting
2004 - Honorary mention, Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards
2004 - Myanmar Contemporary Art Award 2004″, Hong Kong
2005 - “Two Burmese Brothers” Art Exhibition, Hong Kong
2006 - Solo Exhibition “Blissful Buddha’s” by Khin Zaw Latt, Shanghai
2007 - Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition, Washington, USA
2008 - First Prize, Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards
2009 - Finalist, Sovereign Art Awards
2010 - Solo Exhibition “Moving Forward” by Khin Zaw Latt, Hong Kong
2012 - Portrait of Myanmar”, La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand