The Integrity of Enduring a Garden
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Lien Truong's work examines social, cultural, and political history. Through a hybridity of painting materials and philosophies, her practice explores the influences that form belief systems in a transcultural context. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery; North Carolina Museum of Art; Station Museum of Contemporary Art; Weatherspoon Art Museum; Oakland Museum of California; Nhasan Collective and Galerie Quynh, Vietnam; Art Hong Kong; S.E.A. Focus, Singapore; and Southern Exposure. Her awards include 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 ArtAsiaPacific, The San Francisco Chronicle; Houston Chronicle; Oakland Tribune; New American Paintings, and ARTit Japan.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2019
I interpret moments that have shaped racial, cultural, and religious conflict and assimilation in America, creating a frenetic visual amalgamation of art historical references, landscapes indicted in violence and tragedy, and civil rights icons in oil and on silk. Through a type of blended history painting, my work refers to the complex cultural histories that mirror the American lens.”