Artist Hung Viet Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1957. He studied Biology at Science University in Saigon, Vietnam, and then transitioned to working as an illustrator, graphic artist and designer since his settlement in the U.S. in 1982. He developed his artistry skills independently, studying many traditional Eastern and Western forms, media and techniques. Nguyen’s complex, labor intensive investigations of oil paint reveal a methodical mastery of texture. While portions of Nguyen’s work suggest the influence of many traditional art forms including woodblock prints, oriental scroll paintings, ceramic art, mosaic, and stained glass, his ultimate expressions asserts a contemporary pedigree.
Nguyen’s paintings have been exhibited at galleries, cultural art centers, and museums, selected/juried by museum directors/curators [ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Laguna Art Museum (LAM), Museum of Contemporary Los Angeles (MOCA), Museum of Latin America Art (MoLAA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), Torrance Art Museum (TAM), UCLA Hammer Museum of Art ].
Hung Viet Nguyen has exhibited his artworks at many Art Fairs: ART CONTEXT NEW YORK, PALM BEACH ART MIAMIA, LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY ART, PALM SPRINGS FINE ART, FABRIK EXPO LOS ANGELES (2016 Art Fairs). SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW, ART SILICON-SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR, ART SAN DIEGO, WestEDGE DESIGN FAIR-SANTA MONICA (2015 Art Fairs).
Honors include the Juror’s Choice Awards, 2013 (Juror Daniel Foster, Executive Director at Oceanside Museum of Art), and the San Diego Art Institute Biennial International Award Exhibition, 2015 (Juror David A. Ross, Art Museum Professional & Curator).