Dr.Khin May Kyi

Not many people in Myanmar would swap a stethoscope for a brush. But Daw Khin May Kyi did just that, happily leaving behind a much-respected and well-paid career in the medical profession to become a full-time artist.

“If I had been close to the art sphere, I would have become an artist much earlier- in my youth. Only pencils and paintbrushes can give me pleasure now; I let go of the stethoscope. I served as a doctor for more than 40 years, and I loved that profession too,” said the doctor-turned-artist.

She studied under Sayar Ko Maung Kyaw Than, Sayar U Hla Tin Htut, Sayar U Win Pe Myint, and Sayar U Mya Han. She is mostly creating Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings. Her Painting Style was realism and impressionist style. She has participated in nearly 120 group shows. And she exhibited five solo shows as described below.

  • 2010 – 1st Solo Show
  • 2011 – Duet Show with Sayar U Kyaw Than
  • 2012 – 2nd Solo Show
  • 2015 – 3rd Solo Show
  • 2019 – 4th Solo Show

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