about

Currently living & working in Pennsylvania, US

education:

Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine 2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting Pennsylvania College of Art and Design 2005

my work

My recent work consists of mainly abstractions of landscapes. These landscapes have a direct link to the actions relating human nature in regards consumption, waste, and the encroachment into the natural world. As a Vietnamese American artist, I place strong emphasis on cultural identity as a connection to my past. This connection allows me to work on a personal level with issues such as socioeconomics and internal struggles. I observe changes in people’s psychological state in connection to their environments. The changes appear as patterns in things such as weather, land, animals, and architecture. These elements fuse together to demonstrate progress as well as deterioration.
I reconstruct scenes or landscapes mostly from memory which allows for injections of imaginary or dreamlike elements to the images. These places straddle somewhere between what is real and what is imagined. In my paintings and drawings I try to achieve a balance between chaos and order through the process of mark making and spontaneous gestures. My continual interest in change is what prompts the shifts in direction of my work.

exhibition & projects

Solos
[Expanding Skies]: Solo exhibition Neptune Gallery Grand Rapids MI 2013
Howard Council for the Arts: Solo exhibition Vu Nguyen Ellicott City MD 2012
[Elevation] Solo exhibition Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown VA 2011
[Preparing the Innocent] Solo exhibition Depaul Gallery Lancaster PA 2010
[Retrace] Solo exhibition Doshi Gallery for Contemporary Art PA 2010
[Walls and Conversations] Solo exhibition: Gallery Vietnam New York NY 2006

Others
AC Hotels Buckhead Atlanta, GA 2016
CBS [The Good Wife] Season 2 2013
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts: Harrisburg PA
Artist Haven Fine Art Gallery: Fort Lauderdale FL
Torpedo Factory Art Center: Alexandria VA
Trowbridge Lewis Gallery: Middleburg VA
Clark County Historical Association
Gallery West Alexandria, VA
Fielding Lecht Gallery Austin TX
York Arts York PA
Lancaster Museum of Art
The Human Form: Mantis Collective Harrisburg PA
VanGo at Susquehanna Art Museum Harrisburg PA
Bronx School of Science: New York NY
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster PA

publications & media
CBS [The Good Wife] Season 2
Artist Haven 2010 Fine Art Painting Competition
Studio Visit Magazine Volume 2
Intelligencer Journal: DePaul Gallery exhibition
Collage Magazine: Artist on the Horizon
Art Matters Magazine