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HELLO! MY NAME IS TRAN.

TRAN NGUYEN is an award-winning illustrator & fine artist. Born in Can Tho, Vietnam, she currently resides in the peachy state of Georgia.

Nguyen's paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and acrylic on paper. She’s most known for her paintings of whimsical women and their melancholic landscapes, which often possess an air of fantasy and surrealism. She creates illustrations for published media such as magazines, books, wine & beer packaging, animation, advertising, and mural work. Her clients include VH1, Tiger Beer, World Wildlife Fund, and she has showcased with galleries across the world. (photo by Lanny Nguyen)


AWARDS

Bronze Award -- SOI LA (gallery cat.), 2019
Bronze Award -- Infected By Art (pen/ink/pencil cat.), 2019
Chesley Award -- ASFA (Best Cover Illustration), 2017
Gold Medal -- Spectrum Fantastic Art (ed. cat.), 2016
Chesley Award -- ASFA (Best Cover Illustration, 2016
Top Masters of Fantasy Illustration -- ImagineFX, 2015
Best In Show Award -- Society of Illustrators LA, 2015
Gold Medal -- SOI LA (unpub. cat.), 2015
Silver Medal -- SOI LA (ed. cat.), 2015
Bronze Medal -- SOI LA (gallery cat.), 2015
Gold Medal -- Spectrum Fantastic Art (ed. cat.), 2015
Top 10 Designers -- Paste Magazine, 2015
Silver Medal -- SOI LA (gallery cat.), 2014
Gold Medal -- Spectrum Fantastic Art (ed. cat.), 2014
New Visual Artist -- Print Magazine, 2014
Illustration Academy Award, 2011

CLIENTS

World Wildlife Fund
Tiger Beer
Tor Books
Netflix
Smithsonian Magazine
Bloomberg
Buzzfeed
VH1
McDonald's
Chateau St. Michelle
Playboy
Penguin Random House
Amazon Publishing
Abrams Books
O, Oprah Magazine
Subterranean Press
Asset International
Common Cider

REPRESENTATION

THINKSPACE GALLERY
6009 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

RICHARD SOLOMON
110E 30th Street. Ste 501
New York, NY, 10016


EDUCATION

2009     B.F.A. in Illustration, Savannah College of Art & Design


SOLO EXHIBITION

2011     The Synapse Between Here & There -- Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010     Nurturing the Uneased Soul -- Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Portraits of the Unknown -- Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


GROUP EXHIBITION (SELECTED)

2018      Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley -- Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA
             Ephemeral -- Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Go West! -- DesignForum Wien, Wien, Austria
             LAX/PDX II -- Antler Gallery, Mesa, Portland, OR
             Scope Miami -- Scope, Miami, FL

2017      Pow! Wow! Hawaii -- Honolulu Musuem of Art, Honolulu, HI
             Swank -- Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
             Small Works -- BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
             Flourish -- Mesa Musuem, Mesa, Arizona

2016      Cluster -- Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
             Dream Covers -- KrabJab Studio, Seattle, WA
             Pow! Wow! Hawaii -- Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
             Point of Vision -- Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
             LAX/LHR -- StolenSpace Gallery, London, England

2015      LAX/DTW -- Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI
             Moleskine Project IV -- Hashimoto Contemporary, San Fransico, CA
             Pow! Wow! Hawaii -- Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
             Juxtapoz's 20 Years Under the Influence -- LA Munipcal Gallery, CA

2014      MicroVisions -- Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
             New Works -- Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Aqua Art Miami -- Art Basel, Miami, FL
             Muse of Helikon II -- Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO
             LAX/SFO -- Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
             Spectrum II -- Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY

2013      A Place Procured From Our Yesteryears -- Roq La Rue, Seattle
             Other Worlds -- Canon Gallery, Monmouth, OR
             Moleskine Project III -- Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2012      Works of Tran Nguyen -- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
             Borrowed Memories -- Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Homeroom -- Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA
             Moleskine Project II -- Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2011      Post-It Barcelona -- Atticusbcn Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
             Society of Illustrators Show -- Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
             A Tribute To Harry Potter -- Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
             Impetus -- Joseph Gross Gallery at University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

2010      Picks of the Harvest: Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
             The Next Generation -- London Miles Gallery, London, U.K.
             Summer Annual Invitational Show -- Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
             Aqua-Art: Art Basel, Miami, FL
             Beyond Eden - LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Playful Extremities - Giant Robot, New York, NY

2009     Aqua Art Fair : Art Basel, Miami, FL
             Tata Gala - Digital Three Gallery, Sarasota, FL
             Beyond Eden - LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Culver City Invasion - Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Seven Ply - TruSpace Gallery, Savannah, GA


LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION

2019     Lecture -- Norwescon, SeaTac, Washington
2018     Lecture -- Promised Land Art Festival, Lodz, Poland
2017     Lecture -- Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn, Troja, Portugal
2016     Lecture & Demonstration -- La Galeria Roja Seville, Spain
2014     Lecture & Demonstration -- Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA
2014     Lecture -- Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
2013     Lecture & Demonstration -- Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA


MURAL

2018     Pow! Wow! Lancaster! -- Lancaster, California
2018     Pow! Wow! Hawaii! -- Honolulu, Hawaii
2017     The Miracle Wall Project -- Hua Quan Village, China


PUBLICATION

ImagineFX, Smithsonian, Bloomberg, Spectrum Fantastic Art, Idea Illustrator, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, WeAr, Chattahoochee Review, Homonym For Happiness, Fantasy Plus, Gazeta Bankowa, MacUser Magazine, Uncanny magazine, MacUser, Vision Illustrated, Infected By Art, Brigitte