Vietnam artist Lam Nguyen was born in 1941 in Can Tho and graduated from National School of Fine Arts Saigon in 1965. Since 1962, the artist has received numerous awards and exhibited internationally in Europe, America and Asia. Before 1975, he taught at the Nation School of Decoration and Fine Arts, Gia Dinh. Nguyen is a member of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association and Vietnam Fine Arts Association. His work is included in permanent collections of Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts and Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, and private collections spanning from Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the US.
Lam Nguyen masters in lacquer and oil paintings, and is recognized for his over-50-year experiences in lacquer painting. In 2013, he was chosen by the French government among other international candidates to restore a rare painting by the legendary Vietnamese lacquer painter Gia Tri Nguyen (1908 - 1993). In terms of his own artistic production, Lam Nguyen is best known for his abstract minimalist modern paintings. However, the Vietnamese tradition remains in his art, especially the use of heavy brushstrokes and black paint, which is reminiscence of calligraphy technique.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Certificate of honour from the First International Art Exhibition, Saigon, 1962
Selected to participated in Biennale de Paris, 1961, 1963
Selected for International Art Exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur in 1963, New Delhi in 1967 and in New York in 1968
Jury member for Saigon Tourist Painting Competition, 1993
Selected for Southeast Asian Art – A New Spirit, with 100 other established artists, Singapore 1997
Exhibition at Information Hall, Saigon, 1963
Exhibition at L’Alliance fran?aise, Saigon, 1965
Exhibition at Vietnamese American Association, Saigon, 1970
Exhibition at Information Hall, Saigon, 1971
Exhibition at Vietnamese American Association, Saigon, 1972
Exhibition at L’Alliance fran?aise, Saigon, 1974