Phi Phi Oanh

Oanh Phi Phi (b. 1979, USA) is a Vietnamese-American artist who constructs pictorial installations of evocative meditative spaces. Drawing from the hybrid nature of her personal history, she reconfigures culturally specific signs and symbols to create familiar yet unusual and distinctive experiential places.


She received her BFA at Parsons School of Design (2002) and a Masters in Art and Investigation at the University of Madrid Complutense (2012).  In 2004, she received a Fulbright Grant to research lacquer painting in Hanoi. Since then, Vietnamese lacquer has become central to her work, which focuses on its potential as a painting medium to convey memory or reflection, examine current theories of the image and expand into more experimental methods and scale. 


Oanh Phi Phi’s notable exhibitions include: ‘Fissio, 10TH Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10), 2021-2022; ‘Interface’, The Factory Contemporary Arts Center, HCMC, 2019; ‘Radiant Material, Pro Se’, National Gallery Singapore, 2017; ‘The Foliage’, Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, 2017; ‘Undefined Boundaries’, Heritage Space, Hanoi, 2017.


She currently works and lives in Da Nang, Vietnam.