Currently living & working in Pennsylvania, US

education:

Doctor of Medicine / Ross University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting / Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

my work

My current work consists of abstracted landscapes that link the actions of human nature (consumption, waste, encroachment) to the natural world. As a Vietnamese American artist, I emphasize cultural identity as a connection to my past. This connection allows me to personally address socioeconomics, the environment, and identity. I am inspired by the human psychological connection to the environment. Psychological changes are interpreted as environmental patterns such as weather, land, and animals. These elements fuse together to demonstrate progress as well as deterioration. I reconstruct scenes primarily from memory, which allows for injections of imaginary and dreamlike elements. These places straddle what is real and imagined. My continual interest in change prompts the shifts in the direction of my work. 

exhibition & projects

Solos
[Tropical Wasteland]: Susquehanna Art Museum PA 2017
[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