Born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto), Phuong Nguyen is a Tkaronto-based visual artist working in representational oil painting and experimental weaving.  Nguyen uses these mediums to explore themes of self discovery through self-tokenism and fantasy by referencing the aesthetics and the history of Chinoiserie.  Recently, Nguyen has had a solo show with TAP Artspace (Montreal, 2023) and is a recent recipient of the Explore and Create: Professional Development for Artists (CCA 2023), Visual Artist Creation Grant (2023 OAC) and the Visual Artists Program: Creation (2023 TAC).  Her work has found home in private collections across Canada.  Nguyen holds a BFA from OCAD University (2014).

Represented by TAP Artspace.

Education

2014   Bachelor of Fine Art at OCAD U 

Grants + Awards

2023, Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artists Program: Creation

2023, Canada Council for the Arts, Explore and Create: Professional Development for Artists

2023, Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artist Creation Grant

2022, Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artists Program: Creation

Solo Exhibitions

2023 "The Wind Returns To The Soil" TAP Artspace, Montreal Canada

2015   “PASSIVE/AGGRESSIVE” Gallery 1313

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 "Cruel to be Kind" Pictura @ Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Montreal Canada

2023 TAP Artspace @ Art Toronto

2023 "Arrival", Duran Mashaal Gallery, Montreal Canada

2023 TAP Artspace @ Foire Plural, Montreal Canada

2022 “Stat. Sig.”, TAP Artspace, Montreal Canada

2022 “Fibreworks 2022”, Art Galleries of Cambridge, Cambridge Canada

2022 Erring at King George, Public Energy, Peterborough ON

2022 “Luminous Bodies”, Curated by TAP Artspace at Cache Studio and Gallery, Montreal Canada

2020 “Quarantine Qapsule”, Myseum of Toronto and Tea Base, online.

2020 “Alumni Coronavirus-inspired Exhibition”, Instudio at OCADU, online.

2019 “Chill Life: Contemporary Still Life” the White House, Toronto Canada

2019 “Building Power: A Benefit for VOCAL-NY and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights”, Planthouse Gallery, New York USA

2019 “Salon VI” Patel Gallery (now Patel Brown Gallery), Toronto Canada

2018 “Salon VI” Project Gallery (now Patel Brown Gallery), Toronto Canada

2018“Ideation” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg USA

2017 “Salon V” Project Gallery (now Patel Brown Gallery), Toronto Canada

2017 “Phuong Nguyen” My Mother’s Basement Gallery. Online

2016 "Salon" Project Gallery (now Patel Brown Gallery), Toronto Canada

2016 "OH SO T.O." YTB Gallery @ Katzman Contemporary, Toronto Canada

2016 "Impossible Possession" Gladstone Hotel, Toronto Canada

2016 "In the Study of Figure" Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver Canada

2016 "Where Are You Really From?"  Daniel Spectrum, Toronto Canada

2015   "THOUGHTBAGS (Or, Every Image is a Gushing Sack of Ideas)" Younger Than Beyonce Gallery, Toronto Canada

2015   "I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS BELONGS" Project Gallery (now Patel Brown Gallery), Toronto Canada

2015   "Cognitive Release" Yellow House Gallery, Toronto Canada

2015   "OKAY Collective" My Mother’s Basement Gallery

2014 “Experiencing Perspectives 2014-2015 Art Exhibition”, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga Canada

2014 “The Immaculate Selfie” The Black Cat & Project Gallery (now Patel Brown Gallery), Toronto Canada

2014 “Wish You Were Here” A.I.R. Gallery Annual Postcard Show, Brooklyn USA

2014 “Progression”, Scarborough Civic Centre. Toronto Canada

2014 “Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival” juried exhibition. Toronto Canada

2014 “GradEx” OCAD University’s Graduate Exhibition. Toronto Canada

2012 “Culture Shock”, Urban Arts.  Toronto Canada

2012 “A Kick in the Door”, Tethered Imp Gallery.  Toronto Canada

2012 “Retrospective Show”, OCAD University.  Toronto Canada

2012 “An Open Look”, OCAD University.  Toronto  Canada

2011 “3 Painters”, OCAD University.  Toronto Canada

2010 “At First Sight”, juried exhibition at OCAD University.  Toronto Canada


Auctions

2023, "Vendu-Sold", Fundraising Auction for Esse

2023, "Art with Heart", Fundraising Auction for Casey House, Toronto Canada

2022 “Art Gems Auction” Fundraising Auction for Creative Works Studio, Toronto Canada

2019 “Building Power: A Benefit for VOCAL-NY and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights”, Planthouse Gallery, New York USA

2018 “Art Gems Auction” Fundraising Auction for Creative Works Studio, Toronto Canada

2017 “Art Gems Auction” Fundraising Auction for Creative Works Studio, Toronto Canada

2016 "Teddy Bear Affair Charity Auction" for the Children's Aid Foundation, Toronto Metro Convention Centre, Toronto Canada

2016 "OH SO T.O." YTB Gallery @ Katzman Contemporary, Toronto Canada

2015  "VIP YTB Gala" YTB Gallery


Residencies

2013    Gibraltar Point, Artscape. Toronto Island- Toronto, Canada. 

Bibliography

2021 “Things Around Me” Artit Issue no. 13.

2021 “Stir Crazy” Saving Daylight Zine, Issue no. 2.

2021 “It Didn’t Have To Be This Way” Chatelaine Magazine, January 2021 issue.

2020 “Envisage” The Canadian Art Therapy Association Magazine Vol. 3 Issue 2.

2020 “Hastings & Pain': Artist shares striking paintings of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside”

2017 "Art Gems Auction Catalogue"

2017 "Spring 2017" the Maynard 

2016  "Colouring Book II" Akin Colletive

2014  “Experiencing Perspectives 2014-2015 Art Exhibition” Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

2014  ARTORONTO “The Immaculate Selfie at the Black Cat Gallery”

2014  “Parkdale’s Gallery 1313 Art Program Sees Values In Mentors” The Parkdale Villager Newspaper

2014  “SURFACING"  OCAD U Drawing and Painting Catalogue

2013  “SWAP: Work by OCAD U’s First Generation Students”

Misc.

2021-2023 The Personal Care Bank, Pantries, Toronto

2020 Rhoda, Snowgarden Album Art, Montreal

2012  Mural, 2001 Audio Video 

2012  Public Art, City of Toronto Parks and Recreation 

2012  Public Art, Weston Village BIA 

2011  “Sharpie Remix Project”, Sharpie Markers Commercial 

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