Ly Tran Quynh Giang
Awakening from an afternoon nap always comes with this feeling – it’s like a membranous layer, shapeless, colorless, but tangible – an emptiness not significant enough to inspire a feeling of being orphaned. I like painting. I really love painting. But what is it about the afternoon? Is life in motion or is it really motionless? Who knows how long it will take to answer these kinds of questions.
Ly Tran Quynh Giang: Buoi chieu thuc day, Hanoi, 2004.
She is an artist whose representations of human and animal figures exude a range of emotions and sensations: sadness, melancholy, ennui, uncertainty, intimacy, intensity, and eroticism. The sensations that impact the viewer upon perception of these artworks are powerful and difficult to name, because “sadness” seems insufficient in encompassing the range of feelings that her paintings invoke.
1978 Born in Hanoi, Vietnam. Living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam
2002 Graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University
2014 Where they turn to, CUC Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 Hey, are you sick, recent paintings, Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 The Solitary World of Ly Tran Quynh Giang, recent woodcuts, Hanoi, Vietnam
2007 Giang, woodcut exhibition, L’Espace French Cultural Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
2002 Tropical Zone, Hanoi, Vietnam
Personal Structures, European Cultural Center and GAA Foundation, Venice, Italy
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore.
Open, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi
Organized by Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport to highlight and appraise Vietnam achievements after “Doi moi” period for 30 years (1986-2016)
START art fair 2015, CUC Gallery, London, UK
Art Stage Singapore, CUC Gallery, Singapore
Vietnamese Contemporary Art Presentation, Start Art Fair, London, UK
Vietnamese Contemporary Art Presentation, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
2012 DAWN, CUC Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2011 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Vietnam
2009 Hanoi: Where We Are Now, Hanoi, Vietnam
2007-2008 Changing Identity: Recent Works by Women Artists from Vietnam, curated by Nora A. Taylor, Kennesaw State University Art Gallery, Kennesaw, Georgia; Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas; Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Five Changing Identities: Vietnamese Women of Today, Fielding Lecht Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
2004 Bright Young Eyes, annual exhibition organised by the French Embassy and the Vietnamese Fine Arts Association, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
2002 Bright Young Eyes, annual exhibition organised by the French Embassy and the Vietnamese Fine Arts Association, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
2001 Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
2004 Awarded First Prize, Young Artists Competition, organized by the French Embassy and the Vietnamese Fine Art Association. The prize included 3 months of study in Paris at L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts..