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Aung Myint

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Aung Myint Myanmar (Burma)

Born 1946, Myanmar (Burma)
Lives and works in Myanmar

Karin Weber Gallery artist Aung Myint is Myanmar-based abstract artist well known for his mother and child inspired motifs presented in acrylic on canvas.
A pioneer of the Rangoon Modernist Art Movement, Aung Myint, born in 1946, has been painting in a distinct semi–abstract style since the early 1970s. The artist’s paintings have always been spontaneous reactions to the canvas and have emphasized three elements: dimension, line and colour. And these are the essentials by which he infuses the subconscious or 「unconscious emotional value,」 (as the artist likes to say) into his works.
Mother and child motifs are a subject matter the artist revisits time and again and which hold special meaning: Aung Myint lost his mother at the tender age of four. His artistic practice also extends to installation and performance art.

Born 1946, Myanmar (Burma)
Lives and works in Myanmar

Karin Weber Gallery artist Aung Myint is Myanmar-based abstract artist well known for his mother and child inspired motifs presented in acrylic on canvas.
A pioneer of the Rangoon Modernist Art Movement, Aung Myint, born in 1946, has been painting in a distinct semi–abstract style since the early 1970s. The artist’s paintings have always been spontaneous reactions to the canvas and have emphasized three elements: dimension, line and colour. And these are the essentials by which he infuses the subconscious or 「unconscious emotional value,」 (as the artist likes to say) into his works.
Mother and child motifs are a subject matter the artist revisits time and again and which hold special meaning: Aung Myint lost his mother at the tender age of four. His artistic practice also extends to installation and performance art.

Although a student of Kin Maung Yin, Aung Myint is essentially a self-taught artist. His early supporters, diplomats at American and British consulates in Yangon, ensured he had a steady stream of art supplies. Today, the artist’s works can be found at the Guggenheim, National Gallery Singapore, and Macau Performance Arts Museum.

Exhibitions
2013
‘No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia’, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

2010
‘Art from Myanmar Today’, Osage Art Foundation, Singapore

2005
Myanmar-Nippon Art Exchange, Japan
Solo exhibition, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon
Tsunami Fundraising Charity Exhibition-Auction, American Center, Yangon
10th NIPAF-Shinshu Performance Art Summer Seminar, Nagano, Japan

2004
‘ Crossing/Knotting’ Group Exhibition, Nordbahnhof, Berlin, Germany Group Show
Painting Gallery, New York, USA
Peintres Contemporains Birmains, Alliance Francais, Yangon

2003
Second Forum on Art and Culture in the Mekong Region, Asian Cultural Council, The Rockefeller Foundation, 2003 Phnom Pehn-Siem Reap, Cambodia
Solo exhibition, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2002
Juror’s choice award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Myanmar
Art Awards,International Business Centre, Yangon
Juror’s choice award, ASEAN Art Awards, Bali, Indonesia
Solo exhibition, Art 2 Gallery, Singapore
Solo exhibition, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, USA
4th Asian Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

2001
8th NIPAF-Myanmar Performance Art Festival, Yangon
Oriental Curtain group exhibition, Varcaus Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
The end of Growth group exhibition, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
Solo exhibition, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon
Time: The Watch Has No Numbers group exhibition, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon

2000
Life performance, Chaungtha-Pathein, Myanmar
Asian Performance Art festival, Macau
Three artist exhibition, The Substation, Singapore

1999
6th Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF),
Tokyo-Nagano-Matsumoto-Nagoya, Japan
Asian Wind solo exhibition, Shinseido Hatanaka, Tokyo, Japan
Form and Volume group exhibition, Singapore
Five Continents: The Brass Gong and I performance, Lokanat Galleries, Yangon
Camel group exhibition, London
Iskadar Jill-Aung Myint-Tisna Sajaya three artist exhibition, The Substation, Singapore
Oriental Curtain group exhibition, Galerie On, Koln, Germany
2nd Asian Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Solo exhibition, Mr Guitar, Yangon

1998
Fringe Festival, Singapore Festival of the Arts
ASEAN Masterworks, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Imaging Selves: Permanent Collection Show, The National Art Museum of Singapore
Group exhibition, Royal Tropics Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards, Saigon, Vietnam

1997
Beginning ‘n’ End 2, performance, Yangon
Aung Myint-Ye Myint-Hasan Zolikfly three artist show, Art 2,Singapore ASEAN Masterworks, ASEAN Leaders 1997 Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Solo exhibition, Grasenstein, Germany

1996
New Paintings from Myanmar, The Substation, Singapore Solo exhibition,
Judson Church Centre, Yangon Taipei International Art Fair, World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan

1995
Omnibus: Five Myanmar Artists group exhibition, Gallery Voice, Kyoto, Japan
Beginning ‘n’ End, first performance, Yangon

1994
First solo exhibition, The Inya Gallery of Art, Yangon

Awards
2002
Juror’s choice award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Myanmar
Juror’s choice award, ASEAN Art Awards, Bali, Indonesia

Public Collections
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Singapore Art Museum
The National Art Gallery of Malaysia
The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

Exhibitions

'Masters of Myanmar:'
New Works by Aung Myint and Min Wae Aung