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Kenny Nguyen

Born 1993 in Hanoi, Vietnam
Works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kenny Nguyễn grew up in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. He graduated with a degree in Visual Arts from the College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in the US, he returned to Vietnam to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City. Kenny’s works are often personal, abstract and poetic. During his time studying abroad he was fascinated by the technique of printmaking and traditional book-binding. This dynamic – the  folds of paper with the smell of ink in the print workshop – is always a source of motivation and inspiration for the artist. Kenny’s artworks have been exhibited by a number of institutions abroad such as: : ‘Kệ – A History of NOW’ (Wedeman Gallery, Newton, MA, 2017), ‘Spotlight On Book Arts’ (Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2016), ‘Sheffield International Artist Book Prize’ (Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK), etc.

 

EDUCATION

2011 – 2015    
Lesley University College Of Art And Design, Cambridge, MA     Illustration B.F.A
2011                
Abroad Team, Fondazione Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy                                   

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018       
lamina | ink  - The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017       
Kệ - History of NOW, Wedeman Gallery, Newton, MA

2016       
Spotlight on Book Arts: March 2016, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
kệ:Vietnam Artist's Book Project, Dia Project, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2015                
dịch/dời:Narratives of Displacement, Six Space, Hanoi, Vietnam
Art For You, Mai's Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
WunderHaus, Vandernoot Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Sheffield International Artist Book Prize 2015, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
Arches Student Print Exhibition, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA                                                                                                                  
2014                
Salon21, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
AIB Pop-Up, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2013                
Boston Public Library’s Print Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

2012                
Purely Paper, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis, MN

2011                
Intaglio Society’s Print Collection, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT


COLLECTIONS

2015                
You Are Here, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
The Boston Printmakers, Cambridge, MA
Print Department of The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
SGCI Members’ Exchange Portfolio, SGC International Archives
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2013                
Natural Response, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
The Boston Printmakers, Cambridge, MA
Print Department of The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2015                
Boston Printmakers’ Award, The Boston Printmakers, Cambridge, MA

2014                
Major Achievement Award In Illustration, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

PRESS

2015
Vietcetera, Online Publication, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
BARCODE, Printed Magazine, Vol.19, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
And Of Other Things, Online Publication, Hanoi, Vietnam


To obtain further information about pricing and availability of the work shown on the site, or to request more information, please contact: kennynguyenart@gmail.com