b. Saigon, Vietnam
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, Nasher Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Art Hong Kong, Sea Focus in Singapore, Southern Exposure, Nhasan Collective and Galerie Quynh in Vietnam, and Patricia Sweetow Gallery and Turner Carroll Gallery. 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.
SELECT RECENT PRESS/INTERVIEWS/TALKS
"Lien Truong at Davidson College By Lauren Piedmont," Review by Lauren Piedmont on the Burnaway.
Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander's essay, "Future Pictures from the Yellow Pages of History." Exhibition Catalog, From the Earth Rise Radiant Beings, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, NC
Artist Talk, hosted by the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, in conjunction with my exhibition "From the Earth Rise Radiant Beings."
Fly on the Wall Podcast, Interview with Squeak Meisel
Paul Midendorf, "Station Museum Examines Asian American Identity in Latest Exhibition."
Molly Glentzer, "Art Daybook... and Still We Banter with the Devil by Lien Truong."
Almine Rech, France
Cameron Art Museum, USA
D.C. Collection, Disaphol Chansiri, Thailand
Humboldt State University, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, USA
North Carolina Museum of Art, USA
Nguyen Art Foundation, Vietnam
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA (in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women)
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam
Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, USA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, USA