Vu Q Nguyen

Vu Q Nguyen

Mechanicsburg, PA, United States

About Vu Q Nguyen

My work is abstract, but it hasn’t always been that way. Over the past several years, representational elements in my work have gradually vanished. My focus has shifted more towards the experiential aspects of art making. I want to make thoughtful works that represent my cultural background and my relationship with the natural world. During this period, repetition has been an important contributor. The repetitive motion of small marks within a confined space becomes patterns that embody a sort of meditative quality. This multimedia group of work describes a state of continuous change. The summation of these patterns reflect movement and the transient quality of change. It references the environment and my observations of the elements that make up physical and non-physical spaces. There is a sense of randomness dispersed among an organized matrix that relates to topographic maps in their description and quantification of boundaries, elevations, and depressions. To me, drawing and painting are inseparable. I use them interchangeably to achieve a certain level of spontaneity. Inevitably my early influences came from traditional Asian art, particularly landscape paintings and their poetic connection to nature. Experimenting with different ways to apply medium onto the work surface pushes the exploration of geometry, movement, and colors.


BFA - Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Doctor of Medicine- Ross University School of Medicine


Foundry Gallery
Washington DC
April 3 - April 28


Meridian solo show Foundry Gallery 2019
Explore Conceptual Art Susquehanna Art Museum 2018
Here and Elsewhere Foundry Gallery DC 2018
Tropical Wasteland, solo show, Susquehanna Art Museum 2017
AC Hotels Buckhead: Atlanta, GA 2016
CBS [The Good Wife] Season 2
[Expanding Skies]: Solo exhibition Art Prize Grand Rapids MI
Howard Council for the Arts: Solo exhibition Vu Nguyen Ellicott City MD
[Elevation] Solo exhibition Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown VA
[Preparing the Innocent] Solo exhibition Depaul Gallery Lancaster PA
[Retrace] Solo exhibition Doshi Gallery for Contemporary Art Harrisburg PA
[Walls and Conversations] Solo exhibition: Gallery Vietnam New York NY
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts: Harrisburg PA
Artist Haven Fine Art Gallery: Fort Lauderdale FL
Artist Haven 2010 Painting Competition: Selected Artist Fort Lauderdale FL
Torpedo Factory Art Center: Alexandria VA
Trowbridge Lewis Gallery: Middleburg VA
Art at the Mill: Clark County Historical Association
National Juried Exhibition: Gallery West Alexandria, VA
Contemporary Vietnamese Artist: Fielding Lecht Gallery Austin TX
‘Untitled’ York Arts York PA
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster PA
Lancaster 43rd Annual Open Art Exhibition Lancaster PA
The Human Form: Mantis Collective Harrisburg PA
Emerging Visions: York Arts York PA
VanGo Art Bus: Susquehanna Art Museum Harrisburg PA
Bronx School of Science Auction: New York NY