Operating now for 13 years, River celebrated its first decade at the beginning of 2016 with a special exhibition of gallery artists’ works and an anniversary party. See more about this milestone celebration in our Exhibitions section.
In setting up the gallery in 2006 our aim was to showcase Myanmar's best contemporary artists who were very little known at that time. Life for an artist was difficult; they were almost completely isolated from the global art scene and they struggled under a heavy censorship regime. The market for fine art was limited to those adventurous tourists who visited Myanmar before the word got out about the many splendours of the country, and a handful of local collectors. We felt strongly that Myanmar's talented artists deserved better representation and exposure to a wider market and we also wanted to share some of the fine work being created in Myanmar with art lovers from all around the world.
For us, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of our artists' journey - many of them have been with us since the gallery first opened.
Visit our ARTISTS section to see images of all the artworks currently available and the biographies of our artists; the EXHIBITIONS section to find details of current and past shows in Myanmar and abroad; and the NEWS AND VIEWS section to learn more about gallery happenings and the Myanmar art scene. On Facebook and Instagram you can see new works from our artists and other stuff we like.
And if you want to know more about any of the works or the artists, or are interested in purchasing an artwork, please connect with us through the CONTACT page.
Welcome to the exciting, ever-changing world of Myanmar contemporary art - we hope you enjoy your visit with us.