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Nguyen Ly
updated: 09/01/2014
website: nguyen-ly.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, figurative, dreams, abstract, animals, memory, spiritual, childhood, organic, psychological
 
 
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pen on paper
2009
12" x  18" 
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pen on paper
2008
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2007
11" x  8.5" 
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pen on paper
2009
12" x  35" 
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pen and ink
2014
12" x  10" 
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mixed media (drpoint, woodblock, iron glimmer, graphite, color pencil)
2014
27" x  17" 
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drypoint, image transfer, graphite, tea
2012
15" x  11" 
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monoprint using graphite and ink
2014
30" x  20" 
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mixed media (drypoint, charcoal, graphite, color pencil)
2014
30" x  22" 

Artist Statement

Drawing is an essential part of my creative process. To me drawing is my own personal language. Each line is like an alphabet. Lines next to each other form words. From a mass of lines emerges the image.

My work deals with single or multiple figures in space. These figures are formed, yet ghostly. They are mysterious human/animal figures that may have derived from a dream or mythology, or perhaps a fantasy. They are rendered in a raw manner, sometimes with the musculature and bones exposed, to express their inner chaos. The way their bodies are grotesquely distorted may be a metaphor for the imperfections in humanity.

Artist Bio / CV


Awards:

Artist in Residence (as a member of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective); SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center), Venice, California, 2012

Mono-Silkscreen Residency; Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, California, 2010

Honorable Mention; “Ink and Clay 35”, Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2009

Honorable Mention; “California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition”, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, California, 2007

Purchase Award; “Ink and Clay 21”, Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1995

Honorable Mention; “Senior Exhibition”, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1995

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2008

Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, California
Untitled

2006

California State University Fullerton West Gallery, Fullerton, California
“Reassembled Memories”; Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition

 

Select Invitational and Group Exhibitions:

2014

Art Gallery, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana
"Translations: Prints by Consejo Grafico" (collaborative artwork)

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California
"Washi: Printmaking with Paper of Fukui" (collaborative artwork)

Modern VideoFilm Santa Monica Colorado Center, Santa Monica, California
"From Generation to Generation"

 

Education:

Master of Fine Arts; emphasis in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
California State University, Fullerton
June 2006

Bachelor of Arts; emphasis in Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
June 1998