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Playing dress-up by Thu Nguyen
Preoccupied by Thu Nguyen
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Thu Nguyen
White Lotus by Thu Nguyen
To Serve Man by Thu Nguyen
Against all odds by Thu Nguyen
A Vietnamese Bride by Thu Nguyen
A discovery by Thu Nguyen
Longing by Thu Nguyen
A homeless lady by Thu Nguyen
The Vietnamese Empress by Thu Nguyen
Obscure Portrait by Thu Nguyen
Backlit by Thu Nguyen
The Fallen Barbie by Thu Nguyen
A Sad Story by Thu Nguyen
The Little Mermaid by Thu Nguyen
Portrait in Blue by Thu Nguyen
Behind Bars by Thu Nguyen
There goes my love by Thu Nguyen
Risen by Thu Nguyen
Reveries by Thu Nguyen
Thinking of by Thu Nguyen
Cute by Thu Nguyen
Pouting by Thu Nguyen
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About Thu Nguyen
I was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Being very shy, I spent much of my childhood hiding away upstairs painting, instead of playing with other children. My first brush with success was a Best of Show prize at the 1974 children's exhibition in Saigon sponsored by UNICEF. In 1975 Saigon fell and in the resulting confusion I was separated from my parents. I ended up in a refuge camp near Hong Kong for a year prior to immigrating to the United States as an orphan. After one very snowy and cold winter in Pennsylvania, I went to Los Angeles to stay with some relatives.
During my high school years, I earned extra money doing fashion modeling work in the garment district and upon graduation started on the pre-med program in college. During this time I fell in love with art again and changed my major to art. While in college I had an acting stint in Hollywood on the side (I got a part in Oliver Stone's 'Heaven and Earth' and followed with a lead role in Elizabeth Hong Yang's 'Touch Within' in China).
After getting my art degree, I have since settled down to pursue my art career in Los Angeles, later Seattle and finally Hawaii with the big excitement being adopting my first daughter from China and my second daughter from Vietnam.
BFA in painting, California State University Long Beach .
Two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Three grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
My work is represented in many public and private collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Mexico.
Smithsonianâ€™s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) 2016 portrait competition exhibition (March 12, 2016 through January 8, 2017).
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
February 4, 2017 to May 14, 2017
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
June 2, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
October 8, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Artisâ€”Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, FL
January 31, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Ackland Museum of Art, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
June 1, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Thu Nguyen's original paintings can be purchased at:
Thu Nguyen Art Gallery