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Winnie Truong was born in Toronto, where she still lives, and received her BFA in painting and drawing from Ontario College of Art and Design.
Using pencil, crayon, and chalk pastel on giant sheets of paper, Truong creates portraits with great detail. Her aim is to explore notions of beauty and discomfort and, inspired by science fiction, she portrays hair in all its ‘whiskery, wispy, curly, bristly’ brilliance.
In 2010 Truong won several awards, including the W.O. Forsythe Award and a BMO 1st! Art Award on behalf of Ontario. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and Canada.