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Sarah Nguyen

Mixed media

Studio: 7N

Email: fairyeuropa@gmail.com

Website: www.sanguyen.com

Phone: 609-902-6609

I accept commissions.

Bio:

Sarah Nguyen is a multi media artist. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibits and publications nationally and internationally. She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

 She currently lives in Columbia, Missouri with her husband, the writer Phong Nguyen, and their three sons.


Artist Statement:

With this body of work, I use a balance of abstract and representational forms in order to sever the connection between shape and meaning, connecting the viewer instead to the cut of the knife, so that s/he becomes complicit in the art.  Folklore, reverence, refinement of nature, observance of daily life, are the concepts behind my work.

 Using folklore as the source of my artistic inspiration I mean to return the viewer temporarily to a state of childhood, dwelling in the senses, immersed in the images of stories, experiencing the primacy of the physical. Whether the viewer, when they turn away from the canvas, or scrolls, seeks mental liberation, or sensory indulgence, is a matter of significance for them. I am less interested in directing their conclusions as I am in revealing them. The desired effect of this body of work upon the viewer is self-investigation.

 

EDUCATION:

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, MFA 2012

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 2001

SOLO SHOWS:

2019 Realer Than The Body, Joan Derryberry Gallery . Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, Tenn.

2019 Break Into Blossom, Outer Gallery, University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO

2018 Bearing the Light, Mildred M. Cox Gallery Kemper Center for the Arts, William Woods University Fulton, MO

2017Consulting a Harvestman, M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, SAA Visual Art Center, Springfield, IL

2017All the Illustrious Shadows.Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Kishwaukee College Malta, IL

2017 They Lay Down Their Bones, Wiseman Gallery, Roque Community College, Grants Pass, OR

2016 Shadow Journeys, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids IA

2015-2016 The Mystery of Waking, Gallery 2, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University, TN

2015 Restless Shadows, Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2015 Kami, Main Gallery, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

2015 Tabimakura, Studio Kura Gallery, Studio Kura Co. Ltd. Itoshima

2015 Mysterious Bodies New Arts Program, Lehigh Valley and Berks, PA

2013 These Shadows Remain, Underground Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 My Dream Cain, Gallery 115, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2013 Faces of Motherhood, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

2012 The Pale Cast of Thought, Lens Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED SMALL GROUP SHOWS

2017 Cano, Cave Dwellers, Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

2017 Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University. Fort Collins,CO

2016 East Meets West, Buckham Gallery Flint, Michigan

2016 R. G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village, Kansas

2015 Before, Then, and Now (with Paul Martyka and Jonathan McFadden) Arts Council of York County Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill, SC

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

2019 Stranger/Host, True/ False Film Festival, Picture house, Columbia. MO

2019 Fresh Cuts: The Art of Papercraft, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City MI

2018 Open Spaces (curated by Dan Cameron),Truman Library and Museum, Independence, MO 

2018 Art From the Heartland Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

2018 Solo Show (Down), Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

2018Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X- Rite, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2018 Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X- Rite, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Light and Shadow, Mildred M. Cox Gallery Kemper Center for the Arts, William Woods University, Fulton MO

2017 The 19th Annual National Juried Competition,: “Works of Paper” 2017, Long Beach Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ

2017 Teardrops That Wound: the Absurdity of War. George Tsutakawa Art Gallery , Wing Luke Museum of the Asian and Pacific American Experience,Commission Work “ Break Into Blossom”, In collaboration with Phong Nguyen and Justin Shaw

2016 Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, Gutfeund Cornett Art Kaleid Gallery San Jose, CA

2016 Novus Conceptum , Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery Bellaire, TX

2015 Generations: Forty Hues Between Black and White, OCCCA (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art), Santa Ana, CA

2015 Somewhere Between Black and White, Fiber Art Network, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2015 Old Enough To Know Better, Cranes Art Gallery 105, Philadelphia, PA

2014 The 2nd Annual Juried Artist’s Book Exhibition, WoCA Projects, Fort Worth, Texas

2014 The Living Mark Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland OR

2014 Subconscious, Flow Art Gallery , St Louis MO

2014 A Dream and a Memory, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis MO

2013 Missouri 50, Fine Art Building Sedalia , MO

2013 Art/Identity, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2013 26th Annual Women’s Work, Old Court House, Woodstock, IL

2012 Contemporary Women Artists XVI, Saint Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis MO

2012 UCM Faculty Show, UCM Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO

2012 Color!, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Appearances, Provincetown Green Arts Festival, Shore Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2011 UCM Faculty Show, UCM Gallery of Art and Design-Main Gallery, Warrensburg, MO

2011 RMRE: 29th Annual River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2011 Cosmic Bodies, Hamilton Hall, Philadelphia, PA
2011 W.I.P, Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA2011 Art Unleashed, Hamilton Hall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 UCM Faculty Show, UCM Gallery of Art and Design-Main Gallery, Warrensburg, MO

2010 W.I.P Show, Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Drawing Studio, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Small Works, N.A.W.A, New York, NY

2010 Small Works, The Richeson Gallery, Kimberly, WI

2008 The Aftermath, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2008 Are We There Yet?, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Traditions, Visions, and Herstory: Experiments in Wisdom, Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY

2008 Open Painting 2008, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2008 11th International Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Bitter Fruits, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

2007 Small Works Exhibition, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

AWARDS:

2018 UCM Foundations Grant, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

2018 Grand Prize Winner, Solo Show (Down), Fort Worth Community Art Center ,Fort Worth, TX

2018Artist Creation Grant, Galleri 2987 ,Detroit, MI

2017 Best in Show, Mildred M. Cox Gallery Kemper Center for the Arts, William Woods University, Fulton, MO

2015 New Arts Program, Winner of Solo Exhibition and Consultation Residency, Lehigh Valley and Berks, PA

2013 Honorable Mention, MO 50, Sedalia, MO

2013 Founder’s Choice Award, 26th Annual Women’s Work, Old Court House, Woodstock, IL

2007 Award of Distinction: Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

ART RELATED EXPERIENCE:

2018 Give A Gift of Art, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO 

2018 Critters Columbia Art League Columbia, MO 

2016 Give A Gift of Art, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO 

2015 Interpretations. Columbia Art League Columbia, MO 

2014 Art Juror, Appetite, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

2012 Art Juror, Eat Me!, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

2011 Art Juror, Red, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

2011-2012 co-Curated, Don’t Look Down, West Collection, Oaks PA. An aerial installation of sculpture and photography

TEACHING:

2018-2019 Art Instructor, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO Courses taught: Drawing I and Art Appreciation, Business of Art

2009- to 2018, Art Instructor, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Classes taught: Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, Painting I, Illustration Concepts, and Advanced Illustration, Ideas and The Visual Arts, Independent Studies in Painting and Illustration, Ideas in the Visual Arts


VISITING ARTIST/ RESIDENCIES:

2018-2019 Artist Residency In Motherhood ,Started by artist Lenka Clayton Columbia, MO 

2018 Visiting Artist The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Martha’s Vineyard, MA 

2018Visiting Artist George Tsutakawa Art Gallery, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian and Pacific American Experience, Seattle 

2017 Visiting Arist Colorado State University. Fort Collins,CO

2016 Visiting Artist/ Residency, Studio Berry St Benoit du Sault, Loire Valley, France

2016 Visiting Artist Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2016 Visiting Artist Tennessee Tech University Smithville, TN

2015 Visiting Artist/ Residency, Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan

2015 Consultation Residency, New Arts Program, Lehigh Valley and Berks, PA

2011 Visiting Artist, Black Hawk College, IL
Workshop: Egg-Tempera techniques, Mixed Media Techniques, Studio Visits to Foundation classes



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2018-2019 Mid- American Review Fall/Winter 2018 and Spring/Summer 2019. covers

2017 Creative Magazine Issue III, Work selected by Bridgette Mayer Johnson, Spring Issue

2017 Sophia and The Boy Who Fell, Author: Traci Brimhall, SeedStar Press, MO 2017 Illustrated and designed the book

2016 The Adventures of Joe Harper Outpost 19, CA

2016 The End of Pink, BOA Editions, Rochester, NY (cover)

2015 The Oklahoma Review, Fall/ Winter Issue 2015 , Cameron University, OK (cover, interior)

2014 Original Bodies, Southern Indian Review, New Harmony, IN (cover and cover design)

2014 Francis Jammes, Pleiades Press, Warrensburg MO (cover)

2014 Textbook of Alternate History, Queens Ferry Press, New York, NY (cover)