Christine Nguyen will be the second artist to residency in Vietnam as part of Baik Art and MoT+++’s ongoing exchange programme. Christine will visit Saigon for the month of October 2019 where she will be hosted by MoT+++.
my work draws upon the imagery of nature, the sciences, and the cosmos but it is not limited to a conventional reading of these realms. it imagines that the depths of the ocean reach into outer space, that through an organic prism, vision can fluctuate between the micro- and macroscopic. curiosity and using scientific methods have also been the focus of my works. i’ve been drawn to 19th century Naturalists like Ernst Haeckel: biologist, philosopher, physician and artist; John Muir: writer, conservationist and advocate of the preservation of the wilderness and Anna Atkins: botanist and photographer.
about the artist:
Christine Nguyen was born and raised in California and currently resides in Lafayette, Colorado and also works in Long Beach, California. she is a lover of animals, plants, and nature. she received her B.F.A from California State University, Long Beach and M.F.A from University of California, Irvine. solo exhibitions of her work have been featured at the Hammer Museum (Project), Michael Kohn Gallery, Andrewshire Gallery in Los Angeles, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong and Galerie Quynh, Vietnam . her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach; Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena; San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Sprueth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany; Dancing Elephants Project, Bogota, Columbia and Churner and Churner, New York.