ABOUT: Thien D. Nguyen BORN: Vietnam, 1989 GRADUATED: University of California, Irvine. BA Fine Arts 2003-2007 Thien was born in the province of Dong Nai (Bien Hoa), Northeast of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). His family came to the United States in 1992 when he was about 3 years old. Thien believes that growing up in a culturally diverse neighborhood helped him look at things differently and with an open mind. It helps to be open minded with an expressive and flexible painting style. The four years at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine polished and affirmed his passion/belief in his art through daily discussions with other artists and practicing and creating shows. He finished his BA of Fine Arts in 2007 and moved to Michigan where he does custom framing and continues to paint while his wife continues her medical career. Thien specializes in abstract landscapes and aerial paintings, mostly involving mountainous terrain because of their natural abstract shapes and textures.
Thien's ArtPrize Entries
These are Thien's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Thien's Past Work
These are images of past work that Thien has done.