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"Sarah A. Nguyen"
I am a: Woman
Relationship Status: Married
Education: Master's Degree
City: Warrensburg, MO
Country: United States
Profession: Painter/Illustrator
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My Business Name: Sarah Nguyen
Email: fairynguyen@hotmail.com
City: Warrensburg, MO, 64093, United States
My Profession: Art
About my work:
My work is inspired by the intricacies of family life and of familial relationships. In my painting, I gravitate irresistibly toward representing the domestic, in particular the lives of mother and children. My paintings use the human figure to express the vulnerability of motherhood and my own obsession not only with the dilemma of raising boys in a violently media-driven culture, but in its midst, caring for a son with a fatal genetic disease.

My method of painting involves acts of creation, destruction, and reconstruction. I start by rendering a realistic image of my subject and then slowly dissolve the image, using linseed oil and turpentine, relinquishing control and giving way to the abstract. I then rebuild the form, repainting or drawing in with dry media certain areas to reach an ideal balance of the real and the imagined. To give parts of the canvas a three dimensional aspect, I let the oil collect and dry, pushing the pigments away from the canvas.

The process of allowing forces such as gravity, chemical interaction, and random chance to take over the painting temporarily mirrors the lack of control mothers have over the ultimate fates of their children, and the subsequent anxiety that we experience. My paintings honor the conflicted lives of mothers, and the mode of uncertainty and doubt in which we often live by necessity.
Past Clients and Projects include:
EDUCATION:
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, MFA- to be completed 2012
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 2001

SOLO SHOWS:
2013 Faces of Motherhood, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Play, Lens Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
2012 Contemporary Women Artists XVI, Saint Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis. MO
2012 UCM Faculty Show, UCM Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO
2012 Color!, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Appearances, Provincetown Green Arts Festival, Shore Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2011 UCM Faculty Show, UCM Gallery of Art and Design-Main Gallery, Warrensburg, MO
2011 RMRE: 29th Annual River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2011 Cosmic Bodies, Hamilton Hall, Philadelphia, PA
2011 W.I.P, Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Art Unleashed, Hamilton Hall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 UCM Faculty Show, UCM Gallery of Art and Design-Main Gallery, Warrensburg, MO
2010 W.I.P Show, Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Drawing Studio, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Small Works, N.A.W.A, New York, NY
2010 Small Works, The Richeson Gallery, Kimberly, WI
2008 The Aftermath, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
2008 Are We There Yet?, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Traditions, Visions, and Herstory: Experiments in Wisdom, Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY
2008 Open Painting 2008, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2008 11th International Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Bitter Fruits, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Small Works Exhibition, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

AWARD:
2007 Award of Distinction: Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

ART RELATED EXPERIENCE:
2012 Art Juror, Eat Me!, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
2011 Art Juror, Red, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
2011-2012 co-Curated, Don’t Look Down, West Collection, Oaks PA. An aerial installation of sculpture and photography

TEACHING:
2009- to Present, Art Instructor, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
Classes taught: Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, Painting I, Illustration Concepts, and Advanced Illustration

2011 Visiting Artist, Black Hawk College, IL
Workshop: Egg-Tempera techniques, Mixed Media Techniques, Studio Visits
Website: www.sanguyen.com
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