Christian Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam, 1968 and soon after immigrated toNew York City. The recurring themes that are layered into his work are - the history of civilization particularly of ancient cultures, mythology, architecture and music.These are topics that he continues to explore and research because of his interest inthe origins of how we make art. His work explores these origins through abstractartworks, pairing the optical language to its essential color and form. Within thisabstract context, the viewer is allowed to bring their reflections and thoughts intothe experience of looking at the work.
Christian received the Masters of Fine Arts at The Graduate Program, HunterCollege in 2000 and his Bachelors in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Artin 1990.
Mr. Nguyen has participated in the Maria Walsh Sharpe Space Program (2004) as wellas the World Views Residency Program (2000) at the World Trade Center. He hasreceived the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2004) and the Emerging ArtistsFellowship Grant (2004) from Socrates Sculpture Park. He is currently working onpaintings, and informing his work with inspirations from traveling, architecture andhistory. He teaches First Year at Parsons, the NewSchool of Design and Foundationat Pratt University.
Structure and Space
New Dawn Fades
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