Born in 1960, Phyu Mon is a well-established artist, who graduated from Mandalay, majoring in Burmese literature. Since she was a teenager she has been writing poems, short stories and painting.
She studied painting under the Master artist U Ba Thaw, and video and film production through a program from the university of Finland. Today she is a versatile artist, famous for her pioneer role as a female performance artist but also for video and photography. She is also known for being very much gender-aware. The binary opposition of restriction versus freedom is a leitmotiv in her work.
Phyu Mon has founded Blue-Wind, an independent non-profit association which is dedicated to women artists. Blue-Wind organizes festivals bringing together visual and multi media artist, poets and writers.
As she explained her artist statements: "In 1962, soon after I was born, a military junta seized power in Myanmar and kept it until 2011. During these dark years, human rights were violated and a harsh censorship prevented any form of free expression. Since 1985, as a woman artist, I have created artworks, which witness the societal issues in my country."