Mar. 04

Undergraduate Lecture Series: Lien Truong

March 4, 2024
12 PM – 1 PM
Falvey Hall
1301 W Mt Royal Ave

Liên Trương’s practice examines cultural and material ideologies and notions of heritage. By fusing painting techniques, materials and philosophies, and military, textile, food and art histories, she creates hybrid forms interrogating the relationship between aesthetics and doctrine and addresses the dynamics of domination, assimilation, and resistance across cultures. Trương often incorporates practices like embroidery and silk painting to dissect social, cultural, and political history, investigating the influences that shape contemporary identity and belief systems. Trương has held exhibitions in many institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Van Every | Smith Galleries, Davidson, NC; Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; Oakland Museum of California; and Pennsylvania Academy of Art, PA. Truong was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2019. She has received fellowships from the Institute of the Arts and Humanities, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowships; and has held residencies at the Oakland Museum of California, Jentel Foundation, and the Marble House Project. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Trương immigrated to the US in 1975. She received her MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA. Trương is based in Chapel Hill where she is an Associate Professor of Art.