Regardless of time spent in any culture, I am always a foreigner. Foreign not to the language but to the idea, for language is merely its falling shadow. And the foreigner's means of communication is to visualize language.
Through automatic drawing installation, I recapture and deconstruct unfettered childhood dreams of mysterious landscapes in Vietnam, blending the lines of child fantasy and adult reality to create my visual language of memory.
In my playground,one experiences boundless time for space, motion for chaos, and freedom for intepretation.
But there is no place for replication.Each vision always strives to be more than itself, fleetinglike a moment of thought in time.
Artist Bio / CV
2010 Drawing Conclusions, Taller Boricua Puerto Rican Cultural Workshop, Harlem, NY
2009 Logan Gallery Annual Student Exhibition, Chautauqua NY
XL Project B.F.A Exhibition, Syracuse NY
Nine By Ten B.F.A Thesis at Gear Factory, Syracuse NY
Conceptual Coverings Exhibition, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse NY
Periphercalculumination-A Collaboration, Drawing Gallery, Syracuse NY
2008 Donatello Studio’s Student Exhibition, Florence, Italy
2007 Exposition des etudiants de Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art,
2006 Mezzanote Lounge Local Artist’s Group Show, Syracuse, NY
2011 JCAL Studio LLC Van Lier Fellowship Recipient
Summer 2010 The Kimes Foundation Grant
Summer 2010 VACI in NYC Award
Summer 2009 The Joan Lincoln Ceramics/Sculpture Scholarship
2009 Syracuse University Senior Painting Award
Spring 2008 SU Florence Abroad Grant
Fall 2007 Pierre-Louis Roederer Scholarship
Summer 2010 Chautauqua Art Institute, Chautauqua NY, Sculpture/Installation
Summer 2009 Chautauqua Art Institute, Chautauqua NY, Painting/Sculpture
2005-2009 Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse NY,
Spring 2008 SU Florence, Florence, Italy, Painting
Fall 2007 Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France, Illustration