TRONG GIA NGUYEN
1971 bron in Saigon, Vietnam
Trong Gia Nguyen is a modern-day “Renaissance Man”. He is an artist who received his MFA in painting but refuses to let himself be categorized according to genre. Whether he’s producing iPhone apps, custom trucker hats, archival inkjet prints, videos, sculpture cakes, infinity mirrors, applying oil to canvas, or commenting on the non-reality of reality TV (as he did on Bravo’s Work of Art), Nguyen’s left-of-center work aims to make people stop and think—about life, love, and their relationship to art itself.