Nguyễn Thị Châu Giang (b.1975, Hanoi) moved to Ho Chi Minh City with her family when she was eight years old. She is a graduate in oil painting from the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University. In 2011, Châu Giang turned to silk as her medium, drawn to its lightness and the way her female figures appeared bolder, the watercolour more refined than oil. Châu Giang’s handling of paint reflects her training, her opaque use of broad colour and ability to give weight to objects recalling the figurative tableau of painter Frida Kahlo; while her delicate line-work and patterning recalls the symbolic cycle of death and rebirth in nature.
Her art embraces painting, performance, installation and also writing. She had her first short story published when she was eight years old. To date she has had 15 novels and volumes of short stories published in Vietnamese, which alongside her career as a visual artist has profiled her as one of Vietnam’s most profiled new generation artists.
Her work is represented in the collections of the Hermitage Museum (Russia), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), Fukuoka Japanese Art Museum (Japan) and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (Vietnam).
Some notable exhibitions include: ‘Asian Pacific Triennial 10 (APT 10)’, Queensland Museum of Modern Art, Australia, 2021; ‘Hidden Flower 2’, Craig Thomas Gallery, HCMC, Vietnam, 2020; ‘Inside of Us’, Vin Gallery, HCMC, Vietnam, 2019; ‘Art Taipei’, Vin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 2017; ‘Women in between: Asian Women Artists’, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan, 2013.