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Manzi exhibition space© Le Phi Long

Artist Profile
Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng

  • white, black & gold © Le Hoang Bich Phuong
  • blackhole_orig © Le Hoang Bich Phuong
  • Grapevine selection VOL II © Le Hoang Bich Phuong
  • Walking around with pink clouds above the head © Le Hoang Bich Phuong
  • white, black & gold I © Le Hoang Bich Phuong
  • A TRANSFORMATIVE DISGUISE © Le Hoang Bich Phuong
  • Bittersweet whispers © Le Hoang Bich Phuong

Le Hoang Bich Phuong © Le Hoang Bich Phuong Trained in the art of silk and oil painting at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng often humorously explores the experience of living in a society where one has to wear a kind of disguise in society, hiding their true self within. Working between silk, ceramic, oil and installation, Phuong’s art is in part inspired by her 2011 residency in Japan, evident in her soft brushstrokes and ethereal use of color that is reminiscent of Japanese silk artist Utagawa and the contemporary paintings of Yoshimoto Nara.

Recent notable exhibitions include: ‘Beyond the Hills’, Manzi Art Space, Vietnam (2018); 'White, Black & Gold', Japan Foundation, Hanoi 2015; ‘Above Under Sky’, Manzi Art Space, Ha Noi, 2014; ‘Occupy Utopia: Images Festival’, Aalborg, Denmark, 2014; ‘Peonia Dream’ (solo), San Art Productions + Phuong My Boutique, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2013; ‘A Transformative Disguise’ (touring solo), Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City & Japan Foundation, Ha Noi, Vietnam, 2012; ‘Women in-between: Asian Women Artists 1984- 2012’, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 2012; ‘Sapporo Biennale 2011’ , Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 2011; ‘Sai Gon Contemporary’, La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2011; ‘Talent prize 2010’, Vietnam Fine Arts University, Ha Noi, Vietnam, 2010.

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