Lien Truong

Lien Troung Mutiny

…and still we banter with the devil, 2017, oil, silk, acrylic, antique 24k gold leaf obi thread, 19th century American cotton on canvas, 72″ x 96″

Lien Truong’s art boldly investigates ideological models of our history and culture.  In her most recent works, she combines the Hudson River Valley School “western” landscape, gestural abstractions, cultural textile designs, and compositions from Asian war prints.  She mixes layers of images and departs from a standard visual experience.  Truong’s landscapes and figures, culled from the historic and recent past, present “narrative histories” through a type of blended painting.  Truong (MFA, Mills College) currently lives and works in North Carolina.  

Truong has exhibited her work at such institutions as the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; the Oakland Museum of California; the Weatherspoon Museum; the North Carolina Museum of Art; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Art.  She has participated in artist residencies at the Oakland Museum of California and the Marble House Project and has received reviews and mention in several publications including New American Paintings, ARTit Japan, and Art Asia Pacific.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018 In(di)visible, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX; Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
2017 Translatio Imperii, Gutterbox Gallery, Raleigh, NC
          Digiscapes, Curated by Anthony Hamilton, Lump, Raleigh, NC
          Art on Paper, Curated by Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
          Objectifying Myself: Works by Women Artists from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT
          For Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Shimmer, Light and Design Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Seeping of a Ghost, Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia (solo)
          Musings on an Origin, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC Typecast, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
2015 Heterotopias as Other, Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam (solo)
2014 The Orient, The Occident, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (solo)
          Summer Shuffle: Contemporary Art @ PAFA Remixed, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
          The Mother Load, The Center for Creative Connections, Dallas Museum of Art, TX
2013 Contemporary Vietnamerican Art, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VAThe
          Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women
, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA
2012 Alter/Altar: Meditations on the Past, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center
          Collisions of Clamor and Calm, Galerie Quynh, HCMC, Vietnam
          Art HK 12, Hong Kong International Art Fair, with Galerie Quynh
2011 Bite Sized Monsters, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
2010 Twombly House/Ephemeral Museum, Portland, OR
         Outwin Boochever Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
2009 Family Pictures, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2008 In Transition Russia, Municipal Centre for Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg
          National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2007 House of Adoration, Galerie Quynh Contemporary Art, HCMC, Vietnam (solo)
         House of Adoration, Ryllega Experimental Art Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam (solo)
         Small Works, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2006 Portrait of a Contemporary Family, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA
           Portrait of a Family, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

           National Juried Exhibition, Marin Art Center, Marin, CA Juror: Rene de Guzman
          Small Works Invitational, Gallery Dog, Eureka, CA
          Out of Context, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
          Face Paint, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
          Supernatural, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
          Go West! Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2003 Modern Day Fairy Tales, Oakland Museum of California, CA (installation)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Weatherspoon Art Museum
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women
Post Vidai, Vietnam
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam
Municipal Art Collection, City of Raleigh, NC
Humboldt State University

SELECT AWARDS | RESIDENCIES
2016 North Carolina Artist Fellowship, North Carolina Arts Council
          Artist-in-Residence, The Marble House Project, Dorset, Vermont
2015 Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Award, Carolina Asia Center
2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
          Ingrid Nickelson Artist Trust Grant
2003 Artist-in-Residence, Sweeney Granite Mountains Research Center, University of California at Riverside, Kelso, CA
         Artist-in-Residence, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA
2000 Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA

SELECT ARTIST LECTURES
2017 Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
2016 Mark Rothko International Art Center and Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia
          Lavtian Art Academy, Riga, Latvia
          Marble House Project, Dorset, VT
2015 Ackland Museum of Art, NC
          Nha San Art Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam
2007 Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
          Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam                    
2004 Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
2004 Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2003 Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

SELECT REVIEWS | CITATIONS
2018             Glentzer, Molly, “…and still we banter with the Devil by Lien Truong,” The Houston Chronicle, March 21, 2018    
2017             Dunne, Susan, “Women Create Art Reflecting Their Lives, Thoughts In Benton Exhibit,” Hartford Courant, April 8, 2017
2016             Vitiello, Chris, “The Most Essential Local Art of 2016 Punched Back at a Disgraceful Year,” Indyweek, December 28, 2016
                     Stamey, Emily. New American Paintings. Issue 124. Boston, MA: The Open Studios Press, June/July, 2016
2014             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, www.guernicamag.com
2012            Cozzolino, Robert, Editor “The Female Gaze, The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women” Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts                                                                
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
2009             “Outwin Boochever Portrait Exhibition,” National Portrait Gallery Catalog, Smithsonian, Washington DC
2007            Uda, Motoko, “Lien Truong,” ARTit Japan’s Bilingual Art Quarterly, Issue 16, 2007
2005            “Out of Context,” The Huntington Beach Art Center Exhibition Catalogue, CA, 2005
2004            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, www.sfgate.com, March 26, 2004
                     Buckner, Clark. “Portraits of a Family,” Critics Choice Review, The San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco, CA, March 17