Zun Ei Phyu was born in 1986, Yangon, Myanmar. Her life as an artist began at age ten when she learned basic art theory and practice under artist Sandar Khine, who become a lifelong mentor. Zun is a medical doctor by training, and also holds a Diploma in computer art from the University of Art and Culture Yangon. For Zun Ei Phyu, Art is the platform to interact, exchange experiences and make conversation with people.
She works in multimedia formats to address challenges facing Myanmar society, such as the education system, obstacles to the advancement of women, and religious tension. “I use both clear transparent sheets and transparent paper and play with ink colours. Then I combine with lighting to highlight some part of story and to show some part of shadows."
She has participated in over 10 abroad exhibitions in Austria, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia from 2011-2018. And 3 solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan; Kuala Lumpure, Malaysia and Yangon, Myanmar. She also participated in more than 20 groups’ exhibitions in Myanmar, including an exhibition at the National Museum. Her recent projects are about the reflection of colour to emotional changes and how art can facilitate the development of community and people’s daily lives.
Zun Ei Phyu was nominated for the Sovereign Art Prize 2019.