Maung Lu Shin

Born in 25th March, 1964, Yangon, Myanmar

He studied painting at the Yangon State School of Fine Arts and graduated in 1984. He studied art under U Kyaw Thaung, U Thu Kha, U Mya Aye and U Kyaw Hlaing. Since 1989, he started working as an illustrator for more than 20 magazines until his death in 2015. With his ogre painting, he won Best Painting of the Year 2009 from Tun Foundation Bank Best Paintings of the Year 2009. Throughout his career he had developed his skills in all different subjects, media and styles. He was one of the artists who painted nudity constantly. Some of his nudity works were rejected by censorship board and shown at the Banned in Burma: Paintings under Censorship show in Hong Kong in 2014.

He had done 3 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 30 group exhibitions locally and internationally Hong Kong and US. He passed away in 2015 and left his beloved family and art world. His motto for art is “Do what you like and have what you do”. His collection still can be seen at the Nawaday Tharlar Gallery.