I immigrated to the United States with my family in 1994 from Thailand with no idea of the culture shock that was about to happen. As an 11 year old I didn't think I would survive my middle school because of the New York gangs in my neighborhood of Queens. My family relocated to New Jersey so I wouldn't end up in jail or get killed. My high school guidance counselor in New Jersey told me I would not graduate but I was determined. I had long been interested in art so I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology where I got my BFA. I continued my art studies at the New York Academy of Art and earned an MFA in painting. I worked a lot of odd jobs to pay the bills, but I was determined to pursue my creative goals. Now I run my own business making art, producing and hosting a podcast, curating shows and helping other artists with their projects. I respect hard work and believe in what I do because I know I’m making a difference in people’s lives. And this is the goal of Myaing Projects.
Myaing is my Burmese last name and Myaing Projects was created with a desire to encapsulate my expanding projects and skills that are required working in the art world as a content creator, curator, marketer and designer. It occurred to me after graduating with an MFA from the New York Academy of Art that it’s important to have the skills to run a business as an artist. In this day and age an artist has to be their own company that can create, market and sell their own work without relying on the gallery. A strong online presence is a crucial component for today’s working artists.
With more than a decade of working in a high pace commercial environment in the art industry I’ve taught myself how to professionally photograph paintings, create websites, catalogs, business cards, postcards, posters and how to package it all for exhibitions. My designs have been featured in multiple international galleries around the world.
Helping artists is my passion because I understand how difficult it is to create your own work and have to do a million other things to promote it. That’s where I come in to ease your mind and take care of everything so you can spend more time creating work that you love and know that it will be well represented online.
These are the flowers that inspired the palette of this website. The flowers on the left are from my aunt's garden in Burma and the one on the right is Myanmar's national flower called "Padauk" It represents youth, love and romance, just like me :P