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Tina Nguyen is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas. She received her BFA with a concentration in Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her work ranges from representational to non-representational, using a combination of traditional and digital mediums to materialize her concepts. Since 2016, Nguyen has exhibited work at the San Antonio Art League Museum’s Annual Collegiate, as well as other regional exhibitions, and has received several awards for her works. Currently, Nguyen is interested in experimenting with digital media and is working to forge a career path in visual development and animation.


I embrace an illustrative approach to image-making in order to better express my ideas symbolically. Often, I choose not to overly render the subject matter as realistic but prefer to present the essential idea of what the subject looks like, which allows for a more psychological interpretation by the viewer. Early interests in the Surrealist paintings of René Magritte, the perception-shifting works of M.C Escher have inspired this graphic approach to image-making, as well as an interest in art that is subversive in its intent, while the paintings of Glenn Brown and installations by Yayoi Kusama also contribute to these interests. The way I use these forms influences where the eye moves through the picture while looking at my art.

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