Lien Truong


Truong's art practice examines cultural and material ideologies and notions of heritage. Her work blends painting techniques, materials and philosophies, and military, textile and art histories; creating hybrid forms interrogating the relationship between aesthetics and doctrine. 

Truong’s work has been exhibited in numerous institutions such as the National Portrait
Gallery, Washington, DC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Station Museum of
Contemporary Art, Houston, TX; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; the Centres of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Yekaterinburg; Oakland Museum of California; and Pennsylvania Academy of Art, PA. Truong is the recipient of many awards and fellowships. She has participated in residencies at the Oakland Museum of California and the Marble House Project. Her work s in major collections such as the Linda Lee Alter Collection, Philadelphia, PA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Post-Vi Dai Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Geneva, Switzerland; and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam among others. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Truong immigrated to the US in 1975. She received her MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Truong is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.