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Lien Truong, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Lien Truong

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee


Lien Truong’s paintings examine social, cultural and political history, exploring the influences that form contemporary identity, heritage and belief systems in a transcultural context. Truong’s work has been exhibited in numerous institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; North Carolina Museum of Art; Weatherspoon Art Museum; Station Museum of Contemporary Art; Cameron Art Museum; The Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow; Oakland Museum of California; Pennsylvania Academy of Art; Art Hong Kong; 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 Chronicle; New American Paintings and HI-Fructose. Her work is in several public collections including the Linda Lee Alter Collection; North Carolina Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum; Post-Vi Dai Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam. She received her MFA from Mills College and BA from Humboldt State University.

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