Nyan Soe Bio


I started to paint at a young age under the guidance of my father who is also an artist.

In 1995 I passed 10th standard and went to the University of Culture in Rangoon, Burma where I received my BA in painting in 1999.

In 2000, we made an Exhibition at the National Museum as part of school closing ceremony activities. We also made a two man show at AZLA Gallery. I stayed in Rangoon until August 2004. I didn’t have enough time to paint every day. At that time I worked for the Government. And then, I moved to Bangkok, where I and my wife stayed for one year, after that we moved to Mae Sot.

Now I am teaching art at The New Blood School, Has Mu Htaw and Parami School as a volunteer. I am interested in different shapes, light, dark and colour of the natural environment. I have been drawing pictures since I was a child and still try right now.

I hope to continue experimenting with how I can express my feelings through different styles.

“Since I was young I was interested in art, through my art I want to express my feeling and show those feelings to the audience”, he said.


Nyan Soe factfile

Born: 17 October 1978, Mawlamyine
Started: Since Childhood
Education: Studied at the University of Culture (1995 – 1999)
Occupation: Full time artist
Teacher of migrant schools in Mae Sot
Favorite Medium: Acrylic
Exhibitions: Law Ka Nut Gallery, Rangoon
University of culture 1997, Rangoon
Anniversary August 2005, Borderline Gallery
Homa Dema October 2005, Vidya Gallery, Seattle USA
Here & There October 2005, Penduum Gallery, Vance Canada
Existence + 0 = 0 7th December 2006, the first solo show at Borderline Gallery
Borderline Member Show 2006-2008
Membership: ‘Anniversary’, August 2005, Borderline Gallery



Portfolio examples

Smilling old ethnic woman by Nyan SoeU Baing Bridge by Nyan SoeTravelling Nun by Nyan SoeGazing on the chair by Nyan SoePassing through by Nyan Soe


Comming Home by Nyan SoeUncertain by Nyan SoeThrowing kid by Nyan SoeIn the Burma market by Nyan Soe