New Artist: Michelle Nguyen

 

Bau-Xi is thrilled to announce the latest addition to the gallery roster: Vancouver painter Michelle Nguyen.

Michelle Nguyen’s darkly whimsical paintings explore subjects pertaining to ephemerality and divine myth with humor. Working primarily in oil paint, her canvases, populated by liminal figures inhabiting cavernous shadows, can easily be described as hauntingly intrusive. Nguyen utilizes oil pastel, loose gestural markings and ambient colors to devise illustrative paintings dense with mythology, symbolism and narrative.

Nguyen hails from Toronto and currently resides in Vancouver. She studied Environmental Design and received her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia in 2016.

The exhibition, "Of Tristia, Forlorn!" will open on September 9th in the Upper Gallery of Bau-Xi Vancouver.

 

VIEW WORK BY MICHELLE NGUYEN

 

Michelle Nguyen in her studio. Image Credit: Claire Saksun

 

Established in 1965, Bau-Xi Gallery represents both Canadian and International artists, exhibiting Modern and Contemporary painting, photography, and sculpture in three art galleries in Toronto and Vancouver.

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