Michelle Nguyen


 Michelle Nguyen’s rich, allegorical paintings use human and animal bodies in varying states to explore notions of identity, existence, and historical erasure. Her canvases are populated by elegant, humorous or even grotesque figures, as well as carefully selected vegetation and objects - often iterations of classical motifs - that appear to be part dream, part nightmare. Nguyen uses oil, pastel, and vivid colours to illustrate worlds dense with mythology, symbolism, and narrative.

Born in Toronto, Nguyen currently lives and works in Vancouver. She studied Environmental Design and received her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia in 2016.

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Prayer for Safe Passage
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Hard Bait
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Cockfight Melee
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Sin Eating (Peafowl Pie)
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Sin Eating (Roast Boar)
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48 X 48 in. - $5,400.00 CAD
Luxury Birdbath
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Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
60 X 30.5 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
50 X 37 in. - $4,650.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
62.25X58 - $8,000.00 CAD
Serenades
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Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
40.75 X 57 in. - $5,400.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
17 X 17 in. - $1,350.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
10.5 X 10 X 6 in. - $1,200.00 CAD
Funerary Bouquet
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14 X 12 X 12 in. - $1,080.00 CAD
Celebratory Cake
7 X 9 X 7 in. - $960.00 CAD
Quiet Prayer
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