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Lien Truong  Chapel Hill, NC

'Mutiny in the Garden'
Oil, silk, acrylic, antique 24k gold-leaf obi thread on canvas
'The Peril of Angel’s Breath'
Oil, silk, acrylic, antique 24k gold-leaf obi thread, 19th century American cotton, antique obi mourning cloth on canvas

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About Lien

Lien Truong is an artist based in Chapel Hill, NC. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam and earned a Bachelor of Art from Humboldt State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Studio Art Mills College.

Truong’s painting practice examines cultural and political ideologies, and the visual and material hierarchies intertwined in our histories and belief systems. Her work has been presented in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery; North Carolina Museum of Art; Station Museum of Contemporary Art; Weatherspoon Art Museum; Oakland Museum of California; Art Hong Kong; Sea Focus, Singapore; Southern Exposure; Nhasan Collective and Galerie Quynh in Vietnam; Patricia Sweetow Gallery and Turner Carroll Gallery. Awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, 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 Tribune; New American Paintings, and ARTit Japan.

Quick facts about Lien

Truong is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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"I like how her use of light, color and form create emotional complexity."

"Love the use of color and partial detail and crispness. Can tell it is asian."

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