Lien Truong

b. 1973, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Truong’s art practice examines cultural and material ideologies and notions of heritage. Her work blends painting techniques, materials and philosophies, and military, textile and art histories; creating hybrid forms interrogating the relationship between aesthetics and doctrine.

Her paintings have been presented in numerous exhibitions, which include the venues of the National Portrait Gallery, UK; Nasher Museum of Art, USA; North Carolina Museum of Art, USA; Station Museum of Contemporary Art, USA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, USA; Oakland Museum of California, USA; Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong; S.E.A Focus, Singapore; Southern Exposure, Nhà Sàn Collective, Vietnam; Galerie Quynh, Vietnam; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, USA and Turner Carroll Gallery, USA.

Truong is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, fellowships from the Institute of the Arts and Humanities, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowships, and residencies at the Oakland Museum of California and the Marble House Project.

Reviews and mention of her work are in several publications including Art Asia Pacific, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Burnaway, The Houston Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, New American Paintings, and ARTit Japan. She is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Truong is part of Nhà Sàn Collective, the first non-profit experimental art space in Vietnam.

Biography information from the artist’s website, August 2022

Country: Vietnam
Nhà Sàn Collective: www.nhasan.org