Ko Thu Tha's Biography

Art Profile of Ko Thu Tha

Ko Thu Tha studied under well known masters with diverse styles such as U Ba Win and U Shwe Oung Thame. He is also trained in lithography. Ko Thu Tha's works are known for their graphic qualities of strong and fluid black lines with vibrant and refreshing colours.

1953 Born in Yangon

Since childhood, interested in painting with influence of art master Ko Shwe Oung Thame

1968 State School of Fine Art, Yangon

1970 Continued study of art from U Thaung Myint

1969-70 Commenced drawing cartoon with another pen name

Illustrations in many Myanmar magazines

1970-99 Worked as commercial designer and started painting

1988-98 Studied litho-graphic art work and established a publishing and film setting studio for Photo Litho Publishing

1999 Exhibiting art show of modern and abstract paintings

2004 Taken art guidance from art master U Ba Win

Now working as graphic designer and freelance artist

Group Exhibitions

1973 All Myanmar Art & Sculpture Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar

2003 Aye Yeik Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

2004 -Aye Yeik Art Exhibition, Insein Township, MTAAO, Yangon

-Non Detail Group show, Lokanat gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2005 Aye Yeik Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

2006 -New Zero Group Show, Lokanat gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

-In Memory of Mg Mg Ba Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

-Shwe Generation Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

-Aye Yeik Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

2007 -Aye Yeik Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

-Shwe Generation Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

2008 -New Zero Group Show, Beikthano Art Gallery, Yangon Myanmar

-New Zero Group Show, New Zero Art space, Yangon, Myanmar

-New Zero Group Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

-Nargis Relief Donation Art Exhibition, Thamada Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

-Group Art Show, AZADA Gallery, Yangon Myanmar

2009 Asean Contemporary art exchange, Thamada Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Relay Art Exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2010 -Pink Window Art Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

-Insein Township Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

-13th New Zero Group Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2011 Insein Township Art Show, MTAAO, Yangon

2012 -Contemporary art exchange Jakarta, Indonesia

-Monsoon Special 2012, Mid-Year Art Show, Trish Gallery, Yangon

2012 "Beauty of the Scent", First Solo Show, Trish Gallery, Yangon