Kenny Nguyen

Artist Statement

"My artwork often draws on the elements of personal experiences to explore identity and cultural displacement. The painting has become a venue to communicate my experiences of immigration, reconstruct identity through spaces, marks, brushstrokes, textures, and colors. My paintings connect memory and reality, traditional and contemporary by incorporating various traditional materials and techniques into my studio practices such as silk, ink, and calligraphy." - Kenny Nguyen

Artist Bio

Quoctrung “Kenny” Nguyen was born and raised in South Vietnam. In 2007, he went to Vietnam National University of Art and Architecture for BFA in Fashion Design. In 2015, he earned a BFA degree in painting at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various galleries, art centers, and museums. In 2016, Nguyen was invited to Asia Contemporary Young Artist Award Exhibition at Sejong Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea where he received an Excellence Award.