Lien Truong

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Kim Jong Un as his Zodiac Dog
2013
oil on canvas
101.5 x 76 cm
Barack Obama as his Zodiac Ox
2013
oil on canvas
76 x 101.5 cm
Angela Merkel as her Zodiac Horse
2013
oil on canvas
101.5 x 76 cm
Gaura Singh Saini
2013
acrylic on wood panel
45.6 x 35.6 cm
Maibam Prity Devi
2013
acrylic on wood panel
45.6 x 35.6 cm
Malala Yousafzai
2013
acrylic on wood panel
45.6 x 35.6 cm
Nujood Ali
2013
acrylic on wood panel
45.6 x 35.6 cm
Om Prakash Yadav
2013
acrylic on wood panel
45.6 x 35.6 cm
The Oriental Unicorn
2013
oil on paper
61.2 x 45.8 cm
The African Unicorn
2013
oil on paper
61.2 x 45.8 cm
The Occidental Unicorn
2013
oil on paper
61.2 x 45.8 cm
The Apple
2013
oil on canvas
243.8 x 182.8 cm
The Dilemma of Consciousness
2013
oil on canvas
182.7 x 152.4 cm
Blue, White and Red
2013
oil on canvas
122.2 x 122.3 cm
The Visitor
2013
oil on canvas
244 x 182.9 cm
The Descent
2013
oil on canvas
101.5 x 76.1 cm
Salvation for the Heathens
2012
oil on canvas
101.5 x 76 cm
The Myth as Rapist
2013
oil on canvas
157.7 x 137.2 cm
My Trophy, Your Saint
2013
oil on oval board
94 x 88 cm
Camo Chronicle Vietnam - USA
2012
oil on hardboard
41 x 51 cm
Camo Chronicle Saudi Arabia
2012
oil on hardboard
41 x 51 cm
Camo Chonicle: France-Germany
2012
oil on panel
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Camo Chonicle: USA-Afganistan
2012
oil on panel
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Bomb Crater: Vietnam II
2012
oil on panel
28 x 35.5 cm
Bomb Crater: Turkey
2011
oil on panel
28 x 35.5 cm
Bomb Crater: Laos
2011
oil on panel
28 x 35.5 cm
Bomb Crater: Italy
2011
oil on panel
28 x 35.5 cm
East-West #1
2009
oil and wax on panel
41.5 x 40.5 cm
The Terminator
2009
oil and wax on panel
40.5 x 41.5 cm
This Ain't Your Average Astroturf
2007
graphite and acrylic on mylar
90.2 x 157.5 cm
Purity
2007
graphite and acrylic on mylar
90.2 x 157.5 cm
The Demographics of Fairy Tales
2007
graphite, colored pencil and acrylic on mylar
102.5 x 69 cm

BIOGRAPHY

“I am at once seduced by the sensation and process of pushing material over a surface and at the same time curiously fixated on the present-day relevance and discoveries of these primordial acts.”

Conceptually relishing the convergence of centuries-old, historical practices with contemporary subject matter, Lien Truong’s strength as an artist is evidenced by her exquisite handling of materials. Through a myriad of constructs of painting and installations, Truong’s work examines our own systems of belief within the social concepts of family, religion and popular icons.

Truong’s most recent work is concerned with social camouflage. With their seemingly fantastical landscape, the Camo Chronicles explore actual zones of current and historical conflict. Using textile design as a sort of camouflage that refers to our human interpretation of the natural world, the design can be considered as both a camouflage in war to disguise forms in the landscape and as a type of uniform and symbol of belonging to the specific countries.

Lien Truong has exhibited extensively in several notable venues including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California; the Oakland Museum, Oakland, California; Galerie Quynh Contemporary Art, Ho Chi Minh City; and the Centres of Contemporary art in Moscow and Yekaterinburg. Reviews and publications of her work have appeared in New American Paintings, ARTiT, Tokyo, NY Arts Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Lien Truong’s work is held in many private collections including the Linda Lee Alter Collection.

Truong is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she is also Assistant Professor of Art of Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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