Ah Hein Kyaw


A Hein Kyaw was born in Sittwe, Rakhine State, but moved to Yangon in 1988. In 1995 he began to study under his only teacher, the artist Saya Moe Yin. A Hein Kyaw became a member of Borderline Gallery in 2006.

He has been an artist his whole life. Painting is both his favorite hobby as well the only career he has ever had.

In 2007 he joined Arakan Human Rights and Development Organization as an illustrator for the group’s publications. He now considers the organization his family and main support network in Mae Sot.

He is interested in all types of painting: portraits, landscapes, abstracts. His favorite medium is oil.

Mae Sot, January 18, 2020

“A personal view on Ah Hein Kyaw”

Fact File

Began Painting1995Mae Sot
Teacher(s)Saya Moe Yin
Favourite MediumAcrylic on paperWatercolour


January 2008Spectrums of Burma Borderline Gallery with Kyaw Kyaw Hein and Win Htet
June 2010Genesis of Expression Borderline Gallery Solo Show
May 2011Growing Naturally Borderline Gallery with La Sam
May 2012Expression Borderline Gallery Solo Show
June 2014Expressions from the Thai Burma BorderSangdee Gallery, Chiang Mai Members of Borderline Collective
November 2015 Life Changing Scenes Borderline Gallery with Sein Sein Lin
December 2016Smile Borderline Gallery Solo Show
December 2017Shadow of the Dream Borderline Gallery with Nge Nge & Bo Bo
December 2018The Art of a Belief Borderline Gallery with Saw Poe Dah