b. Saigon, Vietnam


Truong's painting practice examines cultural and political ideologies, and the visual and material hierarchies intertwined in our histories and belief systems. Her work has been presented in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery; North Carolina Museum of Art; Station Museum of Contemporary Art; Weatherspoon Art Museum; Oakland Museum of California; Art Hong Kong; Sea Focus, Singapore; Southern Exposure; Nhasan Collective and Galerie Quynh in Vietnam; Patricia Sweetow Gallery and Turner Carroll Gallery. Awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, fellowships from the Institute of Arts and Humanities and the North Carolina Arts Council; and residencies at the Oakland Museum of California and the Marble House Project. She has received reviews and mention in Art Asia Pacific, The San Francisco Chronicle; Houston Chronicle; Oakland Tribune; New American Paintings, and ARTit Japan. Truong is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Solo Exhibition

The Sky is Not Sacred

Eli Marsh Gallery

105 Fayerweather Hall

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

October 21 - November 22, 2019​

In Between Days

Galerie Quynh

118 Đường Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đa Kao, Quận 1

Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam

September 14-28, 2019

Crafted Illusions

with Victoria Jang and Jacqueline Surdell

Patricia Sweetow Gallery

San Francisco, CA

September 7 - October 19, 2019

Reception: Saturday, September 7,  4 – 6 pm.

3pm: Artist conversation moderated by Gail Wight​

Interwoven: Natural and Illusory Textiles

Weatherspoon Art Museum

Greensboro, NC

Jun 22, 2019 – Sep 29, 2019

Solo Exhibition

In the Shadow of a Vessel

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel

New York, NY

June 6-July 2, 2019

Reception: June 6, 6-8pm

March 22, 2018

" … and still we banter with the Devil" by Lien Truong"

Houston Chronicle

a review of my work in In(di)visible by Molly Glentzer

April 19, 2018

"Station Museum examines Asian American Identity in Latest Exhibition"

Byline Houston

A review of In(di)visible i by Paul Middendorf

August 10, 2018

Don't You Lie to Me Podcast

An Interview by Jeff Bell

Produced by Warren Hicks

September 20, 2018

The Coastal Post

Studio Visit  with Maria Britton

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA (in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women)

North Carolina Museum of Art, USA

D.C. Collection, Disaphol Chansiri, Thailand

Weatherspoon Art Museum, USA

Almine Rech, France

Cameron Art Museum, USA

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam Post-Vidai, Vietnam

Humboldt State University, USA

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