A female artist with a rebellious gaze
Born and raised in Myanmar, Chuu Wai’s art has an inherent honesty and cultural endurance. Her artistic impulse found an outlet after a sexual harassment encounter on the streets of Myanmar at the age of 18. Triggering from this traumatic event was a series of works with many layers which both conceal and reveal. Her paintings depict the many ways society controls and scrutinises women and the ways that women resist this through an evolving culture. She sees her art as part of that evolution, which has resulted in more than 30 national and international exhibitions in London, Luxembourg, Paris, Hong Kong, Canberra, Yangon and Mandalay.
beyond societal and cultural norms
Chuu’s artworks tackle social and gender injustice. She conveys shape-shifting female portraits with distinct, bold brush strokes on multiple seamless materials. These different works tell their own stories: traditional fabrics represent cultural repression; intercontinental collage backgrounds highlight an international approach to women beyond the narrow frame of national culture; masqueraded women symbolise those who are trapped within traditional expectations; and prominent women figures are spotlighted as the essential formal elements in her artwork.
Chuu Wai is a free-spirited and committed Burmese female artist who has been active since 2008, whilst studying at the National University of Art and Culture of Mandalay, Myanmar. Following several months of involvement in the demonstrations in Yangon in 2021, she became involved in a peaceful protest with the creation of the artistic group “Write For Right” …….
Myanmar and International
Each year, Chuu’s work develops and evolves into more seasoned and cultivated works. As an artist, there is nothing more pleasing for her than to find growth and improvement in her projects. As she has grown, experienced and matured, so has her art.
Source of Hope
Chuu Wai is a Mandalay artist who has been active since 2008. Working on paintings which reflect her interest in the female identity. The artist, who is an engineer as well as a painter, has created a series of works with many layers which conceal and reveal. Her paintings are created against an awareness of the many ways society controls and scrutinizes women more than men, the ways that women resist, and the way that culture is evolving.
Welcome to Chuu Wai – Myanmar Art. Years of experience eventually led to the inception of a unique artistic voice and a playful and evocative exploration of planet Earth’s color palette, I strive to inspire humankind through inventive and experimental work.
SEEING IS BELIEVING?
A video of performance art in Paris, to question whether ‘Seeing is Believing?’ is always true. By giving the messages and texts which are collected from the people of Myanmar during the massive protests after the Military coup.
coup in the cup
In Myanmar culture, people make sound to chase away bad spirits from their home. This time, they created this uproar to be loud to be heard everywhere in Myanmar, their common home. This art is created with the recorded sounds of the city and pictures of the improvised metallic drums – cups, pans and boxes – which hundreds of individuals have used during these times and sent to the artist.
ပန်းချီပြခန်း၊ ပြတိုက်တွေကို ကြည့်လိုက်ရင် အမျိုးသားတွေသာ နေရာယူ လွှမ်းမိုးထားတာမျိုးတွေ အများဆုံး တွေ့နိုင်ပါတယ်။ မြန်မာပြည်မှာလဲ ထိုနည်း၄င်းပါပဲ။ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ အရည်အချင်းရှိပြီး ထက်မြက်တဲ့ အမျိုးသမီး ပန်းချီပညာရှင်တွေ မရှိလို့ မဟုတ်ပါဘူး။