Christian Nguyen

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.


Summer Lounge
Restless Horizons
Structure and Space
New Dawn Fades 

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Court Tree Collective was established in 2013 by a group of artists and creatives with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. Since its opening Court Tree Collective has been a staple to south Brooklyn’s emerging art scene and in a short time has exhibited a number of important exhibitions. In addition they have curated a number of exhibitions at satellite locations throughout the states and abroad.

We are a family-run art gallery specializing in emerging artists to offer a unique and intimate experience for art enthusiasts. Court Tree Collective showcases outsider art, which often defies traditional artistic conventions, alongside works by up-and-coming artists to add depth and diversity to the gallery's offerings. Visitors can expect to encounter raw, authentic expressions of creativity that challenge perceptions and ignite curiosity. By nurturing rising talent and championing unconventional voices, the gallery plays a vital role in fostering a vibrant and inclusive art community.

Our gallery is curated by artists for artists, which fosters a dynamic and supportive environment where creative visionaries can thrive. With firsthand understanding of the artistic process, the curators can showcase works that resonate deeply with both artists and audiences. This curated space celebrates diversity, innovation, and experimentation; it provides a platform for emerging and established artists to connect, collaborate, and showcase their talents. By upholding a community-driven approach to curation, the gallery becomes a vibrant hub for inspiration, dialogue, and artistic exchange.︎



Industry City
51 35th Street,
BLD #5
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Brooklyn, NY 11232

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The 36 St subway station {D, N, R, trains} is the nearest one to Industry City in Brooklyn

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