The act of manipulating pigment over a support instantaneously embraces centuries of historical drawing and painting, art made integral with religious principals and cultural ideologies. I am at once undeniably seduced by the sensation of pushing material over a surface and at the same time curiously fixated on the present day relevance and discoveries of these primordial acts. For me, the advancement of art and culture are parallel. Creating art becomes an illuminating act, one undertaken to understand contemporary doctrines by the study of evolving sentiments. My work examines the development and substance of our belief systems.

Truong's work has been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery; North Carolina Museum of Art; Station Museum of Contemporary Art; The Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow; Oakland Museum of California; Nhasan Collective and Galerie Quynh, Vietnam; Art Hong Kong; SEA Focus, Singapore; and Southern Exposure. She is the recipient of several awards including 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. Her work is in several public collections including the Linda Lee Alter Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (USA), DC Collection, Disaphol Chansiri (Thailand), North Carolina Museum of Art (USA), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (USA); and the Post-Vi Dai Collection and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnam). She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

NEWS  2019


Solo Exhibition

The Sky is Not Sacred

Eli Marsh Gallery

105 Fayerweather Hall

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

October 21 - November 22, 2019

2019 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Recipient

In Between Days

Galerie Quynh

118 Đường Nguyn Văn Th, Đa Kao, Qun 1

H 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

The Peril of Angel's Breath enters the permanent collection of the Cameron Art Museum

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

Solo Exhibition

The Sky is Not Sacred

Featuring a video collaboration 

with Hng-An Trương

Artspace, Raleigh, NC

April 26- June 27, 2019

Gallery talk: Saturday May 18, 12 noon

Can't Lock Me Up

with Fatemah Baigmorandi, Ambreen Butt, Judy Chicago, Jenny Holzer, Hung Liu, Monica Lundy and Lien Truong

Turner Carroll Gallery

Santa Fe, New Mexico

March 29-April 22, 2019

S.E.A Focus Art Fair

A new platform focused on Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art

with Galerie Quynh

Gillman Barracks, Singapore

January 23-27, 2019

Bespoke: Artist Talk and Public Conversation

North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Friday, January 18, 2019

7:00 PM

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

August 15, 2018

North Carolina Museum of Art Blog

"I, Buffalo Explores the American Narrative"

A review of my painting in the North Carolina Museum of Art's Permanent Collection by Tori Gernert-Dott

September 20, 2018

The Coastal Post

Studio Visit  with Maria Britton

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