Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng
Trained in silk and oil painting at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng who was born in 1984 in Ho Chi Minh City often humorously explores the experience of living in a society where one has to wear a kind of disguise, hiding their true self within. Working between silk, ceramic, oil and installation, Phuong’s art is in part inspired by her 2011 residency in Japan, evident in her soft brushstrokes and ethereal use of colour that is reminiscent of Japanese silk artist Utagawa and the contemporary paintings of Yoshimoto Nara. Phuong currently lives and works in USA.
Phuong’s recent notable exhibitions include: ‘Beyond the hills’, Manzi Art Space, Hanoi - 2017 ‘Grapevine Selection Volume II’, Museum of Fine Art, Hanoi - 2015; ‘Above Under Sky’, Manzi Art Space, Ha Noi - 2014; ‘Occupy Utopia: Images Festival’, Aalborg, Denmark - 2014; ‘Women in-between: Asian Women Artists 1984- 2012’, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan - 2012; ‘Sapporo Biennale 2011’ , Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan - 2011; ‘Sai Gon Contemporary’, La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand - 2011,…