Phyu Mon Biography

Born 1960 in Mandalay, Phyu Mon graduated from Mandalay University with a Bachelor of Arts and studied painting under the master artist U Ba Thaw between 1978 and 1979. She was introduced to video and film production through a programme from the University of Finland. Phyu Mon is one of the very few women artists in Burma who currently works with digital photography –a medium that has propelled her to address the angst that many Burmese women experience. She has been a regular participant in exhibitions since 1985 and as an emerging artist; she represents a new breed of Burmese artists who openly express their restrictive state with broad meanings. Phyu Mon is also a performance artist and is a renowned poet in her native Burmese language.