Myat Thein Zaw Bio


He was born in 1981 in Rakhine State and has loved painting and drawing since childhood. By the time he was 13, he was approaching local artists for lessons.

When he was 16, he studied under a female artist for one year in Rangoon, Myaut Oo Kalabat Township. After arriving in Mae Sot, he worked at a knitting factory, while looking for opportunities to learn more about art.

He became a member of Borderline Gallery in 2008, and had his first exhibition, “Beyond the Dark,” in 2009. After that, he exhibited many times with other artist friends.

He began working at Mae Sot’s Gemstone Art Factory, where he met many other artists and had more opportunities to learn.

He likes both realism and abstract. The most important thing for him is to express his feelings through his work; his inspirations come from within his own thoughts. He enjoys painting his memories and reflections of his past.

He was a student of art in the past, continues studying art now, and will always study art in the future.


Myat Thein Zaw factfile

Born: 1981 Sittway (Arakaing State)
Started: Since childhood
Studied under: Soe Htay, Tun Wai and San Thida (Institude of Art, Yangon)
Occupation: Full time artist
Favorite Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor and Oil
August 2008          Beyond the Dark, Borderline Gallery
September 2009   Incredible, Borderline Gallery
July 2010               The Difference, w Saw Poe Dah, Borderline Gallery
January 2011          Points, Borderline Gallery
November 2011      Divisions, Sangdee, Chiang Mai, Thailand
December 2012      Excellence, Borderline Gallery
February 2013        Sesations, Borderline Gallery
June 2014                Expressions from the Thai-Burma Border, Sangdee Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
October 2015           Color Magic, w Bo Bo, The Borderline Gallery
Membership: Borderline Gallery



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