Quoctrung Kenny Nguyen is a mixed media artist whose work focuses on using cultural-rich materials, as a means to explore personal identity, integration, and cultural displacement. Nguyen was born and raised in South Vietnam. He went to Vietnam National University of Art and Architecture for BFA in Fashion Design. Nguyen was an assistant fashion designer in Ho Chi Minh City before he moved to the U.S in 2010. Nguyen has relocated in Charlotte, North Carolina with his family where he earned a BFA degree in painting at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
His works have been exhibited at Sejong Museum of Art, Czong Institue for Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea, LaGrange Art Museum, GA, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, FL, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, TX, Capitol Hill Building, D.C., Katzen Art Center at the American University, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA. In 2016, Nguyen received an Excellence Asia Contemporary Young Artist Award from Sejong Museum of Art. He was also awarded Artist Residency Fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Chicago, IL, The Hambidge Center, GA, Vermont Studio Center, VT, Gil Artist Residency, Akureyri, Iceland. Nguyen is the recipient of 2019 Charlotte Regional Artist Project Grant and 2019 The Denis Diderot AIR Grant, Château d’Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France.
Nguyen is currently a full-time artist, guest lecturer who based in Charlotte, North Carolina.