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Kyee Myintt 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

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

2020 TRiCERA Online Exhibition, Japan

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

"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.

His talent is to catch the light and the shadows from the sun or from the blazing lights of a rainy night. The colours of the morning market under the lively sun add a touch of excitement to his painting while the cooler shadows give the feeling of ease.