Kyaw Nyo:Portfolio Biography
Born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1980.
2003 B.A (Painting) Q, Graduated from University of Culture, Yangon
2005 B.A (Oriental), Graduated from Dagon University, Yangon
2002 Junior Art Exhibition (Lokanat Gallery), Yangon
2003 Art Exhibition on Degree Pieces, National Theater, Yangon
2005 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sakura Tower, Yangon
2005 Group Show, Orient Art Gallery, Yangon
2007 Tun Foundation Art Exhibition, Yangon
2008 Art Tree Art Exhibition, Old State School of Fine Art, Yangon
2008 Group Show, Foundation of Loving Kindness Art Exhibition,
Yadanapon Hall, Yangon
2009 Art Tree Art Exhibition, Old State School of Fine Art, Yangon
2010 Art Tree Art Exhibition, Aligar Gallery, Yangon
2010 Going Together Art Exhibition, Lokanat gallery, Yangon
2010 Tun Foundation Art Exhibition, Yangon
2011 The GIVERS Art exhibition, (Ministry of Culture Art Gallery), Yangon.
2011 TUN Foundation Art exhibition, Yangon.
2016 10/10 Anniversary Exhibitions, River Gallery, Yangon
2017 Yangon Art Expo 2017, Junction City Tower, Yangon
2009 Myanmar Discovered, Group show, HK
2010 Myanmar Art & Culture Lecture, Group Show -Boston, USA
2010 New Beginning, Group show, Princeton, USA
2011 Gallery Verde, Group Show, New York, USA
2012 Burma Rising, Art Exhibition, Hamptons, NY, USA
2015 Myanmar in motion, group show, LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China
2015 The 4th Asean Art Exhibition, Southern Thai Art Gallery, Prince of Songkla
2016 Myanmar Art Italy Art Exhibition, Milan, Italy
2012 Myanmar & S/Korea Contemporary, Fine Art Exchange Workshop, New
Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon
2015 10th International Art Workshop, at FACULTY OF FINE AND APPLIED
ARTS, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
About the artist:
Kyaw Nyo is inspired by the beauty of nature, in particular the native trees of Myanmar and their different leaves. He studies the color, shape, size and texture of leaves, but for him, the texture is the most moving. Thus the technique he uses to produce these artworks enables him to reproduce faithfully the texture of the leaves. He creates a “paint leaf” by applying a thick coat of paint to the real leaf, then fixing this to the canvas in the composition he has chosen. When the paint is dry, he removes the real leaf. On most of these collages, there are several layers of leaves, which he builds up over days and weeks. The starting point for all these works is the natural organic material of the leaf – the emotions evoked in him by his selection of leaves determines the base colors he will use in these works. He often favors the fiery colors of autumn with reds, golds and yellows.
His use of the diptych or triptych format is a stylized representation of groups of trees.
His ambition is to create unexpected vistas from beautiful, but common materials, to make us see the common leaf in a new way. He selects the leaves for his artworks carefully, looking for ones that suggest different elements to him. Some of the leaves look as if they are flying through the air, others suggest deep ponds and reflecting water.