Myoe Win Aung was born in 1972 in Yangon to artist, Khin Ohn. After graduating from the State High School of Fine Arts, Yangon, he became a regular member of GV and studied under U Lun Gywe. He is a well-known Watercolourist and is collected by many people all over the world.
He loves to paint Myanmar scenery often featuring Bagan, Shan State, Sagaing, monks and nuns in the monastery and pagodas. His rainy scenes in the field and city evoke the smell, touch, taste and sound of rain. Light and shadow play in his work are what make his canvases magical.
Myoe Win Aung believes in sharing his talent and inspiring young minds. He is also a dedicated art instructor. Under him a number of young artists have blossomed including: Mg. Thein Hlaing, Aung Zaw Moe, Htwe Htwe Win and Thaingi.
As with most painters in Myanmar today, religious life and Buddhism influence his artistic expression. The simplicity and excellent composition of otherwise traditional subjects give his works a contemporary feel. He is known for his composition and especially for his watercolours that show people in Burma's monsoon rain.
His works are illustrated in Myanmar Painting: From Worship to Self-Imaging (2006) and Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History (2009).
His works have also been exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the United States.
“His strength is in the composition, and his skilled brushwork is most apparent in his watercolours.”
- Khin Maung Nyunt et al, Myanmar Painting:
From Worship to Self Imaging, page 169
“One examines Myoe Win Aung’s more conventional Playing in the Rain (Fig.349) - filled with wonder and beauty... Realism and impressionism of high standard are very much alive in the works of young painters such as Myoe Win Aung.”
- Andrew Ranard, Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History (2009),