Select Group Exhibitions
Select Awards + Residencies
Friend of McColl, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC
Artist-in-Residence, Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY
Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation
Whitton Fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Chapel Hill
North Carolina Artist Fellowship, North Carolina Arts Council;
Artist-in-Residence, The Marble House Project, Dorset, Vermont
Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Award, Carolina Asia Center
Outwin Boochever Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian, Washington DC
Artist Grant, Hanoi University of Culture, Hanoi, Vietnam
Artist-in-Residence, Sweeney Granite Mountains Research Center, University of California at Riverside, Kelso, CA
Artist-in-Residence, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA
Visiting Artist Speaking Engagements
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Gallery Talk, An Intricate Binding of Love, Blood and Sugar, UTA Atlanta, GA
Cameron Art Museum: Love: Conversations with Lien Truong & Jina Valentine
Conversation with Linda Sormin, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
From the Earth Rise Radiant Beings, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Palo Alto Art Center, CA
Dept. of Fine Arts, Washington State University at Pullman
Interview, Fly on the Wall Podcast, Department of Fine Arts and the Jordan
Schnitzer Museum of Art, Washington State University
Art Department, Humboldt State University, CA
Flecker Gallery, NJ
Moderator, Panel Discussion, Front Burner, North Carolina Museum of Art
Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington NC
Instagram Interview, Shapeshifters, Terrain Spokane
Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Artist Panel, moderated by Gail Wight, Patricia Sweetow Gallery
Mutiny in the Garden, Artist Talk, Galerie Quynh, Vietnam
Visiting Artist Workshop: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC
Artist/Curator Talk with Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
Mark Rothko International Art Center and Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia
Lavtian Art Academy, Riga, Latvia
Marble House Project, Dorset, Vermont
Ackland Museum of Art, NC
Nhasan Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam
Women’s and Gender Studies 350, “Spitting in the Wind: ‘American’ Women, Art, and Activism’, UNC Chapel Hill
Art Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Art Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Panelist, “Out of Context,” Huntington Beach Art Center, CA
Closing Speaker, CSSSA, California Institute for the Arts
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Family Program, SF, CA
The Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA
BFA, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Almine Rech, France
Cameron Art Museum, United States
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, United States
D.C. Collection, Disaphol Chansiri, Thailand
Humboldt State University, United States
Nasher Museum of Art, United States
North Carolina Museum of Art, United States
Nguyen Art Foundation, Vietnam
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, (Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, United States
Post-Vidai, Vietnam
Raleigh Arts Commission, United States
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam
Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, United States
Weatherspoon Art Museum, United States
Select Reviews | Catalogs | Publications
The People’s Collection, The North Carolina Museum of Art, 2023
Kina, Laura and Yoshimoto, Java, Word of Mouth: Asian American Artists Sharing Recipes, University of Arkansas Press, 2023 (web) 2024 (print)
Halle, Howard, Review: In CVA’s ‘Sense of Place,’ pieces stretch beyond landscape genre, The Chautauqua Daily, July 14, 2023
News Briefs: Larry Walker to be honored in two exhibits; New Show at UTA Atlanta. Arts Atlanta. ArtsAtl Staff, May 31, 2023
Mzezewa, Tariro, Can a Global Art Agency Make Atanta an Art Destination? The New York Times. April 18, 2023
Couzens, Julia, Feeling Story: the Incorrect Beauty of Linda Sormin and Lien Truong. www., October 14, 2022  
Roberts, Liza, Art of the State, The University of North Carolina Press Piedmont, Lauren, Lien Truong at Davidson College, The Burnaway. February 7, 2022
Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now, Nasher Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalog
Pitchamarn Alexander, Aleesa, Essay, From the Earth Rise Radiant Beings. Van/Every Smith Galleries Exhibition Catalog, Davidson College
Zhang, Jia Jia and Mckusker, Carolyn, Lien Truong’s Art Questions Western Narratives, Amherst Student, Amherst College, Issue 9. November 5, 2019
Roth, David M., Crafted Illusions @ Patricia Sweetow, Square Cylinder. November 5
Studio Visit with Maria Britton, The Coastal Post,, Interview, Don’t You Lie To Me Podcast,, August 10, 2018
Middendort, Paul, Station Museum Examines Asian American Identity in Latest Exhibition, Free Press Houston. April 19, 2018
Top Five: April 5, 2018 with Julia Claire Wallace, Glasstire, Texas Visual Art Smith, Andy, Lien Truong’s Mixed-Media Explorations of Cultures, Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine, April 10, 2018
Glentzer, Molly, …and still we banter with the Devil by Lien Truong, The Houston Chronicle. March 21, 2018
Cameron Art Museum Fellowship Catalog, February 2018
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum Exhibition Catalog, May 2017
Dunne, Susan, Women Create Art Reflecting Their Lives, Thoughts In Benton Exhibit, Hartford Courant, April 8, 2017
Vitiello, Chris, The Most Essential Local Art of 2016 Punched Back at a DisgracefulYear, Indyweek, December 28, 2016
Featured Artist, Dose Projects, Brooklyn, NY., August 9-16, 2016 Stamey, Emily. New American Paintings. Issue 124. Boston, MA: The Open Studios Press, June/July, 2016
Dong, Lan. Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing, 2016
Luong, Ruben. Ho Chi Minh City, Art Asia Pacific. Art Asia Pacific Publishing LLC, July/August 2014
Bernstein, Roselyn. Between Underground and Above, Guernica, Magazine of Art and Politics., April 24, 2014
Lien Truong on the Art of Private Histories Allegories of Otherness in her Exhibition 'The Orient, The Occident. Culture section, Any Arena., Feb 10, 2014 *
Contemporary Vietnamerican Art, with An-My Le, Binh Danh, Pipo Nguyen-Duy, and Thomas Thuấn, Đặng Vũ, Maier Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog, 2013
Cozzolino, Robert, Editor. “The Female Gaze”, The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women,” The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA: Hudson Hills Press, 2012
Cohn, Terri. Artist Response, Portraits and Self Portraits. San Francisco, CA: Blurb Publishing, 2010
Buckner, Clark with Introduction by Helfand, Glen. A Year and a Half of Art in San Francisco, Mission 17 Gallery. San Francisco, CA: M17 Books Publishing, 2010
Outwin Boochever Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery Catalog, Smithsonian, Washington DC, 2009
Pelaud, Isabelle Thuy. This Is All I Choose to Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature. (Art Feature) Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2009
Black, Helene, Editor. In Transition Russia Exhibition Catalog. Independent Museum of Contemporary Art, Neme, Cyprus 1st Edition, 2008
Uda, Motoko, Lien Truong, ARTit Japan’s Bilingual Art Quarterly. Issue 16, 2007
Ngo, Benjamin. Liên Trương & Những tòa tráng lệ, Phu Nu News. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 10, 2007
Portrait of a Contemporary Family, First Street Gallery Exhibition Catalog, Humboldt State University, CA, 2006
Out of Context, The Huntington Beach Art Center Exhibition Catalog, CA, 2005
Ellegood, Anne, New American Paintings. Issue 49. Boston, MA: The Open Studios Press, January, 2004
Bing, Alison. Portrait of a Contemporary Family, The San Francisco Chronicle,, March 26, 2004
Buckner, Clark. Portraits of a Family, Critics Choice Review, The San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco, CA, March 17, 2004
For Example, Michael Martin Galleries with California College of the Arts, Exhibition Catalog 2003
War and Silence, SomARTS, Kearny Street Workshop, Exhibition Catalog, San Francisco, CA, 2003
Beeler, Monique. Artist Truong Portrays Family Values Through Art, The Oakland Tribune, April 7, 2003