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Min Wae Aung

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Min Wae Aung Myanmar

Born in 1960, Danubyu, Myanmar

Currently 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 in 1960, Danubyu, Myanmar

Currently 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.

 

Education

1979-1982 State School of Fine Art, Yangon, Myanmar
Solo Exhibitions

2016

‘The Journey Begins’, Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London, UK

‘Reflection of Beauty’, Insa Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea

2014

‘Min Wae Aung – Travellers’, ION Art Gallery, Ion Orchard Singapore

2011

‘Min Wae Aung – Figurescape’, ION Art Gallery, Ion Orchard Singapore

‘Min Wae Aung – Landscape works’, The Strand Hotel, Yangon

2010

‘Golden Heritage’, Wang Fung Art Gallery & Asia Fine Art Limited, Shanghai, China

2009

‘Another Journey to Asia’, Global Art Source & Art-St- Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

2008

‘May the Road Rise with you’, Kings Road Gallery, London, UK

‘Portraits’, Karin Weber Gallery, HK

2007

‘Under Sunshine’, Kings Road Gallery & Gallerie Jonas, Paris, France

2006

‘Journey to Asia’’, Canvasia & Global Art Source & Goldbach center, Zurich, Switzerland

2005

‘Water Colors’, Karin Weber Gallery, HK

‘Golden Heritage’, Kings Road Gallery, London, UK

2004

‘On the Road’, Folsom Gallery, San Francisco, USA

‘On the Road’, Chouinard Gallery, Chicago, USA

‘On the Road’, The Annex Gallery, New York, USA

2003

‘My Friends’, Art-2 Gallery, MITA Building, Singapore

‘Golden Dream’, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

‘Golden Dream’, Stilwerk, Germany

‘On The Road’, Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK

‘Endless Journey’, Karin Weber Gallery & Art-2 Gallery, HK

2002

‘My Friends’, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2001

‘Golden Passage’, Karin Weber Gallery & Art-2 Gallery, HK

‘Golden Heritage’, Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK

‘Min Wae Aung First Solo Show in Myanmar’, National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar

2000

‘Golden Visions’, Art-2 Gallery, MITA Building, Singapore

1999

‘Moving through Landscapes’, Motcomb Gallery, London, UK

‘Spiritual Enlightenment’, Karin Weber Gallery & Art-2 Gallery, Hong Kong

1998

‘Passages of life’, The Substation Gallery, Art-2, Singapore

1996

‘Mini Exhibition & Sale of Burmese Art by Min Wae Aung’, Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

‘20/20’, Karin Weber Gallery anniversary exhibition, HK

‘Lake Blue Heaven – Qingdao International Watercolor Exhibition’, Qingdao, China

‘Endless Journey SAAG 2019 Spring Show’, South Asian Art Gallery, Chelmsford, USA

‘International Watercolor Society Exhibitions’, IWS Myanmar Peaceful Golden Heritage 2019, IWS Vietnam, IWS Switzerland, IWS Bulgaria, IWS Indonesia, IWS Romania

2018

‘International Watercolor Society Exhibitions’, hosted by 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition, Indonesian Watercolor Society, Jubilee 25th IWS, IWS Malaysia, IWS Vietnam, IWS Mexico, and IWS Myanmar

‘Turkey and Myanmar, Meet Love & Peace Tolerance Mixed Art Exhibition’, IWS Firca Art Gallery Hilal Mah, Ankara, Turkey

‘The way golden stair’, Art District P, Busan, South Korea

2017

‘International Watercolor Society Exhibitions’, hosted by IWS Indonesia, IWS Vietnam, IWS Mexico, IWS India, IWS Canada, IWS Bangladesh, and IWS Myanmar

‘Yangon Bali Chiang Mai 2017 Art Exchange Exhibition’, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

‘Yangon Bali Chiang Mai 2017 Art Exchange Exhibition’, Agung Rai Museum of Art, Bali, Indonesia

2016

‘International Watercolor Society Exhibitions’, hosted by IWS Indonesia, IWS Albania, IWS Hong Kong, IWS Nepal, IWS Thailand, and IWS Myanmar

‘Myanmar – Korea Art Exchange Exhibition’, Dasom Gallery, Busan, South Korea

2015

‘Korea – Myanmar Art Exchange Exhibition’, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

‘Myanmar – China Art Exchange Exhibition’, Chengdu Nongyuan International Art Village, Chengdu, China

2014

‘Asean – Republic of Korea Summit 2014’, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

‘China – Myanmar Art Exchange Exhibition’ New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2012

‘2012 Incheon Global Cities Art Exchange Exhibition’, Incheon Metropolitan City Art Association, Incheon International Watercolor Association of Korea, Incheon, South Korea

‘Journey of IWS’, Indonesian Watercolour Society

2011

‘The 5th Exhibition of New Expression of Asian Art’, Dhonburi Rajabhat University, The National Gallery, Thailand

2007

‘Burmese Masters Hong Kong 2007’, Asia Fine Art, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong

‘Traveller’, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

‘Burmese Contemporary Art Opus One Shanghai’ Group Exhibition, Asia Fine Art in association with Wan Fung Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

2005

‘Burmese Masters’, SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapore

‘The Asian Water Colour Confederation (AWC)’, AGUNG RAI Museum of Art in Ubud Bali,

Indonesia

‘17th Asian International Water Colours’, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore

‘Orange County Fine Arts Showcase North Gallery’, California, USA

‘2000 Miles Paintings and Photo Exhibition’, The Grand Mee Ya Hta Executive Residence, Yangon, Myanmar

2004

‘Traveller by Photographer & Painter’, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2003

‘From Natma Mountain to Dhanyawaddi’, National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar

2002

‘Art for Survival Wildlife Auction’, Christies, London, UK

2001

‘Art-2 Gallery, Art Singapore the Contemporary Asian Art Fair’, Singapore

2000

‘Min Wae Aung & Teng Chok Dee’, The American Club, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore

‘Art-2 Gallery, Art Singapore the Contemporary Asian Art Fair’, Singapore

‘Magic of the Orient, Paintings by Min Wae Aung, Hong Viet Dung And Bui Huu Humg’, Kings Road Gallery, London, UK

‘Six Myanmar Artists, In Search of Tranquility’, Llanberis, Gwynedd, UK

1998

‘Art or Survival’, Christies, London, UK

Westfires Museum, Hoorn, Netherlands

Phillip Morris ‘ASEAN Art Awards’, Hanoi, Vietnam

‘Imaging Selves’, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum

1997

‘ASEAN Masterworks’, National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

‘Four Artists Myanmar Exhibition’, Traders Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

‘New Artists Feature’, Art-2 Gallery, Singapore

1995

‘IMM Singapore Art Exhibition’, Singapore

1994

‘4th Asian Art Exhibition’, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

‘The First Overseas Exhibition and Sale of Burmese Paintings’, Westin Plaza, Singapore

1993

‘Visiting Myanmar Artists’, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

1990

‘Niagara Frontier Water Color Society, 2nd National Exhibition’, NYC, USA

‘Korea Myanmar Exhibition of Paintings’, Envoy Hall, Yangon, Myanmar.

1988

‘Outdoor Water Color Exhibition’, Yangon, Myanmar

1987

‘Ajjhatta Rata & The Rays Art Exhibition’, Yangon, Myanmar

1986

‘Morning and Mood Art Exhibition’, Yangon, Myanmar

1985

‘Ajjhatta Rata & The Rays Art Exhibition’, Yangon, Myanmar

1984

‘New Strength and Morning Art Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar

 

Collections

British Museum, London, UK

School of Oriental and African Studies Collection, London, UK

Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

Singapore Art Museum

Safti Military Institute, Singapore

Standard Chartered Bank, HK

National Museum, Yangon, Myanmar

Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, USA

National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

'20/20'

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