Kyee Myint Saw

Born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1939

1966 Obtained Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Mathematics
1990 Obtained Master of Science degree

Professional career: faculty member, Yangon Arts and Science University and the Institute of Economics.President of the Arts Committee, Institute of Economics twenty times between 1973 -1998

Groups Shows and Solo shows within Myanmar: over eighty from 1973 – 2013

“Light, both natural and artificial, and the resulting shadows are the things that constantly inspire my imagination; light is my true subject”
A dedicated and prolific artist who participated in over seventy shows, Kyee Myint Saw was a faculty member of the Yangon Arts and Science University and Institute of Economics before his retirement.

His paintings are alive with mobility and sparkle with the various hues of typical Myanmar colours under the tropical sun. His preferred subject is the market, at night, or in the blaze of the early morning, which he has painted for ten years. The friendliness of the Myanmar people is what makes the country great and he has deftly caught the bustling mood of the market scenes. In his famous night scene series, there is an overall sense of exuberance tempered with the hidden depths of loneliness of each person.

Group Shows abroad
-1983 Culture Exchange Program, Beijing, China
-1994 Fourth ASEAN Art show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
-2002 Phillip Morris, ASEAN Art Awards, Finals, Bali, Indonesia
-2007 Myanmar Masters, Asia Fine Art @ The Lee Gardens, Hong Kong
-2007 Myanmar Contemporary Art, Planb, Washington, USA
-2010 ‘New Beginning’ Group show, Princeton, USA
-2011 ‘Eye on Burma’ Group Show, the East Gallery, Toronto Canada
-2012 AHAF HK12 Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Solo Shows abroad
-2007 Yangon Nights, Asia fine art @ The Lee Gardens, Hong Kong
-2009 Light, Suvannabumi Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
-2010 Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition, group show, Chiang Mai University
Art Center, Thailand
-2010 NIGHT AND LLIGHT, Solo Show, Asia Fine Art, Hong Kong

Award: Phillip Morris Myanmar Art Awards, 2001/2002