Min Wae AungBurma
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Fresh from his extensive travels through the United States and Europe in 2000, Min Wae Aung's new series of work reflects the artist's preoccupation with light and shadows. Experimenting with colours and shadows to make even more stunning and dramatic paintings, this new series was first shown in Singapore in September 2001 much to the relish of an enamoured following.

Biography:
Min Wae Aung was born in Danubyu, Myanmar in 1960.

Art Masters: U Goon, U Mya Aye, U M Tin Aye, U Thu Kha, U Kyaw Hlaing, U Ba Sway, U Ba Yin Galay and U Ba Yin Gyi.

2010
ART ASIA MIAMI, Karin Weber Gallery
2009
Solo - Global Art Source, Switzerland
2008
Solo - Portraits by Min Wae Aung. Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
2007
Solo - Under Sunshine. Kings Road Gallery in Assn with Gallerie Jonas, Paris, France
Burmese Masters Hong Kong 2007, Hong Kong. Curated and presented by Asia Fine Art Ltd.
2006
Solo - Journey to Asia. Canvasia, in Assn with Global Art Source, Zurich, Switzerland
2005
Solo - Golden Heritage. Kings Road Gallery, London, UK
Solo - Min Wae Aung Watercolours. Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
2000 Miles Paintings and Photo Exhibition, The Grand Mee Ya Hta Executive Residence Yangon, Myanmar
Orange County Fine Arts Showcase North Gallery, California, USA
17th Asian International Watercolours 2005 - Singapore. Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
The Asian Watercolour Confederation (AWC). Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud Bali
Burmese Masters Group Exhibition. SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise, Singapore
2004
Solo - On the Road. The Annex Gallery, New York, USA
Solo - On the Road. Chouinard Gallery, Chicago, USA
Solo - On the Road. Folsom Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Traveler 2004 by Photographer and Painter, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanma
2003
Solo - Endless Journey. Karin Weber Gallery, in assn with Art-2 Gallery, Hong Kong.
Solo - On The Road. Kings Road Gallery, London UK.
Solo - Golden Dream. Stilwerk - Germany & Fort Worth, Texas,USA.
Solo - My Friends. Art-2 Gallery, Singapore.
From Natma Mountain to Dhanyawaddi, National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar
2002
Solo - My Friends", Recent Paintings, New Treasure Art Gallery, Myanmar
Art for Survival Wildlife Auction-2 Christies, London UK
2002 ArtSingapore and Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore
2001
Solo - First Solo Show in Myanmar. National Museum Yangon, Myanmar
Solo - Golden Heritage. Kings Road Gallery, London, UK
Solo - Golden Passage, Karin Weber Gallery, in assn with Art-2 Gallery, Hong Kong
2001 ArtSingapore and Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore
2000
Solo - Golden Visions. Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
Six Myanmar Artists, In Search of Tranquility, Lianberis, Gwynedd, UK
Group show, Asian Art in London, Kings Road Gallery. Magic of the Orient
Min Wae Aung & Teng Chok Dee, The American Club, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore
2000 ArtSingapore and Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore
1999
Solo - Spiritual Enlightenment, Karin Weber Gallery, in assn. with Art-2 Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo - Moving through Landscapes, Motcomb Gallery, London, UK
Art for Survival, Christies, London, UK
1998
Solo - Passages of Life, Art-2 Gallery, The Substation, Singapore
Imaging Selves, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum
Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards, Hanoi, Vietnam
Westfries Museum, Hoorn, Netherlands
1997
New Artist Feature, Art-2 Galley, Singapore
Four Artists Myanmar Exhibition, Traders Hotel, Yangon
ASEAN Masterworks, National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1996
Solo - Mini Exhibition & Sale of Burmese Art. Spottiswoode Park Rd, Singapore.
Art-2 Gallery, Taipei Art Fair International, Taiwan
1995
IMM Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore
1994
The First Overseas Exhibition and Sale of Burmese Paintings, Westin Plaza, Singapore
4th Asian Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Tresors International Art & Antiques Fair, Singapore
1993
Morning Art Exhibition, Yangon
Visiting Myanmar Artists, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
1991
Modern Art Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar
1990
Korea/Myanmar Exhibition of Paintings, Envoy Hall, Yangon
Niagara Frontier Watercolour Society, 2nd National Exhibition, NYC, USA
1988
Outdoor Water Colour Exhibition, Yangon
1987
Ajjhatta Rata & The Rays Art Exhibition, Yangon
1986
Morning and Mood Art Exhibition, Yangon
1985
Ajjhatta Rata & The Rays Art Exhibition, Yangon
1984
New Strength and Morning Art Exhibition, Yangon.

Collections

School of Oriental and African Studies Collection, London
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Singapore Art Museum
Safti Military Institute, Singapore
Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar
Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, USA
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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I often get asked why I show most of my figures from the back, and not in profile or full face. The face tells an immediate story, but seen from the back, the mystery about the person is not so easily revealed.

Well known for capturing imaginations with his contemporary graphic portrayal of Burmese monks and nuns, Min Wae Aung's latest show travels through Burmese villages to unveil the simple beauty of Burmese tribal people and their way of life.

"They live simple lives. They know and love beauty. They make themselves beautiful with things around them" says Min Wae of his muses. Flowers worn preciously and hand woven cloths adorn their proud selves, indicating a confidence in their natural surrounding. Min Wae's subjects possess bravery while living politically turbulent but physically simple lives.

The artist's well recognized preoccupation with light and shadow continues through this collection, making it hard to believe he was once a true traditionalist in style and form. Born in Danubyu, Burma in 1960, Min Wae Aung studied Fine Arts in Rangoon and has since traveled all over the world for his exhibitions. His work is featured by the Westfries Museum, Netherlands and the Singapore Art Museum and is regularly showcased at art fares. Min Wae Aung's works are held by both private and corporate collectors worldwide.
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