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Min Wae Aung

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Min Wae Aung

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Min Wae Aung

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Min Wae Aung

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Min Wae Aung Myanmar

Born 1960, Myanmar
Lives and works in Myanmar

Born in Danubyu, Myanmar in 1960, Min Wae Aung studied landscape and portrait paintings at the State School of Fine Arts, Yangon, and later developed his unique style, which has been met with intense international success.

Min Wae Aung captures the very essence of Burma, its spiritual and magical dimension, creating iconic characters, which perpetuate age-old traditions. Monks and nuns in burnt-orange and maroon robes against striking gold backgrounds, with dramatic effects of light and shade, characterize his works. Faces are rarely shown, as Min Wae Aung prefers to emphasize the monks’ movement. In his eyes, their anonymity helps convey how they are “leaving humanity behind” and going to “a peaceful place, like Nirvana.“ The audience often experiences a deep feeling of serenity and inner peace when contemplating his works.

Born 1960, Myanmar
Lives and works in Myanmar

Born in Danubyu, Myanmar in 1960, Min Wae Aung studied landscape and portrait paintings at the State School of Fine Arts, Yangon, and later developed his unique style, which has been met with intense international success.

Min Wae Aung captures the very essence of Burma, its spiritual and magical dimension, creating iconic characters, which perpetuate age-old traditions. Monks and nuns in burnt-orange and maroon robes against striking gold backgrounds, with dramatic effects of light and shade, characterize his works. Faces are rarely shown, as Min Wae Aung prefers to emphasize the monks’ movement. In his eyes, their anonymity helps convey how they are “leaving humanity behind” and going to “a peaceful place, like Nirvana.“ The audience often experiences a deep feeling of serenity and inner peace when contemplating his works.

Min Wae Aung’s paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across the globe, and count more than 50 international exhibitions to date. His works are held by the Singapore Art Museum in Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, Nation Museum in Myanmar and Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan. His works are also collected by galleries and institutes in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, USA and UK, and are regularly showcased at art fairs.

Exhibitions
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
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
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
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

Exhibitions

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