Saw Cu Cil Bio

Saw Cucil

From 1982 until 1985, Cu Cil attended the Fine Art School in Rangoon, Burma. His teachers were Oo Win, Oo Thu Kha, Oo Win Hpe Miynt and Daw Miynt Miynt Tin.

In 1997, Cu Cil had an exhibition at the 77 Art Gallery in Rangoon. One year later, he exhibited at The National Museum in Rangoon and in 1999 his works could be seen at Rangoon’s City Gallery.

Though modest, Cu Cil’s ambitions are big: “I want to express the beauty of nature. I want to add colors and show the power of light.”

By showing the audience the power of light through his paintings, Cu Cil hopes to discover more about it himself. “The color of the morning dawn gives me hope,” he says. “The color of the sunset is the beauty I seek.”

Cu Cil’s favorite media are watercolor and acrylic, and he uses what he calls “sweet colors.” Together with the people he loves, Cu Cil hopes to create more art in the future.


Saw Cu Cil factfile

Born: 13 September 1963, Karen State
Started: Childhood
Occupation: Artist
Art Teacher
Favorite Medium: Watercolor and Acrylic
Exhibitions: 1997, The 77 Art Gallery (Rangoon, Burma)
1998, National Museum (Rangoon, Burma)
1999, City Gallery (Rangoon, Burma)
My Life, My State, October 2004, Borderline Gallery (Mae Sot, Th.)
Anniversary, August 2005, Borderline Gallery (Mae Sot, Th.)
Love Burma, Love Freedom (Melbourne, AUS)
Here to There, 2007, Vadya Gallery (Seattle, USA)
Displaced Burma, January 2008 (Wellington, NZ)
Membership: Borderline Gallery



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