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Christine Nguyen
updated: 12/16/2008
website: www.lephant.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Great Bear Writes A Song For The Cryosphere
We Collide With A Celebration
Pulsations of Native Paths
Cosmic Mollusk Coment
An Ocean Within An Ocean
Halite Clouds
Blimps and Pods
The Woods Wishes You A Safe Journey
Untitled_Lichen & Branch
Untitled_Lichen & Fennel
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers
Untitled_Mollusk Dust
Untitled_Animal
 
Portfolio Keywords:  science, animals, fantasy, illustration, mapping, organic, narrative, systems, surreal, process
 
 
The Great Bear Writes A Song For The Cryosphere by Christine Nguyen
The Great Bear Writes A Song For The Cryosphere
c-prints
2007
144" x  240" 
We Collide With A Celebration by Christine Nguyen
We Collide With A Celebration
c-prints
2006
048" x  60" 
Pulsations of Native Paths by Christine Nguyen
Pulsations of Native Paths
c-prinits
2007
24" x  36" 
Cosmic Mollusk Coment by Christine Nguyen
Cosmic Mollusk Coment
c-print
2007
48" x  80" 
An Ocean Within An Ocean by Christine Nguyen
An Ocean Within An Ocean
c-print
2008
32" x  60" 
Halite Clouds by Christine Nguyen
Halite Clouds
c-prints
2008
32" x  60" 
Blimps and Pods by Christine Nguyen
Blimps and Pods
mixed media on Mylar
2006
24" x  36" 
The Woods Wishes You A Safe Journey by Christine Nguyen
The Woods Wishes You A Safe Journey
mixed media on Mylar
2006
40 " x  48 " 
Untitled_Lichen & Branch by Christine Nguyen
Untitled_Lichen & Branch
mixed media on Mylar
2008
24" x  12" 
Untitled_Lichen & Fennel by Christine Nguyen
Untitled_Lichen & Fennel
mixed media on Mylar
2008
24" x  12" 
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers by Christine Nguyen
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers
c-prints
2006
Dimensions variable
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers by Christine Nguyen
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers
c-prints
2006
Dimensions variable
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers by Christine Nguyen
Migration over the Woods And Its Strange Powers
c-prints
2006
Dimensions variable
Untitled_Mollusk Dust by Christine Nguyen
Untitled_Mollusk Dust
acrylic ink and salt water on unexposed photopaper
2008
20" x  16" 
Untitled_Animal by Christine Nguyen
Untitled_Animal
acrylic inks and salt water on unexposed photopaper
2008
48" x  50" 

Artist Statement
My work draws upon the imagery of science, but it is not limited to technologies of the present.  It imagines that the depths of the ocean reach into outer space, that through an organic prism, vision can fluctuate between the micro- and macroscopic.  I have been developing a personal cosmology in which commonalities among species, forms, and environment become visible and expressive, suggesting past narratives and possible futures.  The forms and environs in my work sometimes migrate into new pieces, establishing new systems.  These systems imagine modes of transportation, communication, and regeneration. There are no waste materials in these worlds: vision is a renewable resource.  

My recent work has been “p-hoto-based”, in that it combines drawing and photographic processes. “Negatives” are drawn on layers of Mylar, which are projected onto light-sensitive paper.  The paper is developed in a color processor, creating a camera-less, photographic image.  In addition to watercolor and ink, I use materials such as saltwater, seaweed, coral, minerals, and crystals to manipulate the “negative” and the print.  The total process is similar to that of making a photogram.

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION
1999  B.F.A California State University, Long Beach
2004  M.F.A University of California, Irvine
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008   Project room, Samlee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
       Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007  Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006  Installation at 20th Century Fox Studios, Century City, CA
      Hammer Project, UCLA  Hammer Museum, LA, CA
      Project room, 4-F Gallery, LA, CA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008  L.A. Now,  Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
      Line Weight, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
      Subaquatic Echoes, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2007  Beyond Photography: Photography in Contemporary Art,    Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena, CA
      Nature Interrupted, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
      Uneasy Angel, Sprueth Magers Gallery, Munich, Germany
2006  EarthWaterSky, Ontario Airport, Ontairo, CA
      20th Century Fox Studios, Century City, CA
      Drawing on Unusual Surfaces, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
      Eleven Nguyens and the Thirty Year Loss, PH Gallery, New York, NY
      Our Bodies, Ourselves, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
      Shadow-Line Flutter & Radiance, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006  EarthWaterSky, Ontario Airport, Ontairo, CA
2005  Drawing on Unusual Surfaces, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
      Out of Context, Huntington Beach Art Center, HB, CA
      Eleven Nguyens and the Thirty Year Loss, PH Gallery, New York, NY
      Our Bodies, Ourselves, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
     Shadow-Line Flutter & Radiance, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004  Tar Pit Tales, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
      Oscene, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
      Summer Drawings and Some are Not, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
      National Graduate Seminar Fellows Exhibition, LeRoy Neiman Gallery,
      Columbia University School of the Arts, NY
      Supersonic: 1 windtunnel 8 schools 120 artist, Art Center College of Design,
      Pasadena, CA
      MFA Thesis Graduate Show, UCI University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA
      New California Masters, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
RESIDENCIES
2008    Headlands Center For The Arts -Sausalito, CA