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April 30, 1975 Snowglobe (view with snow)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

April 30, 1975 Snowglobe (front view)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

April 30, 1975 Snowglobe (back view)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

Refugee Camp Snowglobe (front view)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

Refugee Camp Snowglobe (back view)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

Refugee Camp Snowglobe (view with snow)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

First Christmas Snowglobe (front view)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

First Christmas Snowglobe (back view)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

First Christmas Snowglobe (view with snow)

mixed media sculpture

5 x 5 x 5 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

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White Christmas in Saigon (front view)

mixed media sculpture

24 x 20 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

White Christmas in Saigon (3/4 view)

mixed media sculpture

24 x 20 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

White Christmas in Saigon (side view)

mixed media sculpture

24 x 20 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

White Christmas in Saigon (back view)

mixed media sculpture

24 x 20 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

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American G.I.’s Salute (detail view #2)

mixed media sculpture

3 x 32 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

American G.I.’s Salute (view #1)

mixed media sculpture

3 x 32 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

American G.I.’s Salute (view #2)

mixed media sculpture

3 x 32 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

American G.I.’s Salute (view #3)

mixed media sculpture

3 x 32 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

American G.I.’s Salute (detail view #1)

mixed media sculpture

3 x 32 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

 

American G.I.’s Salute (detail view #3)

mixed media sculpture

3 x 32 x 10 inches

2021

courtesy of the artist.

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Bang

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Bich

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Dung

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Hung

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Lamy

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Long

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Phuc Bui

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Phuoc

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Que

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

10 x 13 ¼ inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

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Phung Huynh (Me)

graphite on pink donut box

20 x 30 ½ inches

2019 – 2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Hao Huynh (Mom)

graphite on pink donut box

20 x 30 ½ inches

2019 – 2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

Hoa Huynh (Dad)

graphite on pink donut box

20 x 30 ½ inches

2019 – 2020

courtesy of the artist.

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American Enough

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

5 x 10 inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

BLM

cotton fabric and embroidery thread

5 x 10 inches

2020

courtesy of the artist.

 

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Resistance Matriarch

oil paint on found painting

36 x 30 inches

2019

courtesy of the artist.

 

Tea Party

oil and enamel paint on stretched canvas

60 x 60 inches

2017

courtesy of the artist.

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Interview with Phung Huynh, C.O.L.A. 2021 Visual Art Fellow

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Phung Huynh discusses the ideas and inspirations behind the making of her new body of work, American Braise. This sculptural installation, with varied formations of souvenir-esque mementos and play toys, is a deeply personal retelling of the artist’s childhood and family’s journey on “being made in America”.

 

Recounting the profound experiences, recent work, and mentors growing up, Huynh describes her interest in unpacking her childhood and family’s experiences as refugees living in the United States. Through the use of snow globes, photographs, and G.I. Joe figurines, Huynh plays with the idea of remembrance—from her subconscious memory, family narratives, community members, Vietnam War monuments, Hollywood film depictions, and educational institutions—and the asymmetrical disconnect in how traumatic experiences are contextualized and continue to be perpetuated today. Over twenty years in the making, American Braise reclaims Huynh and her family’s lived experiences of oppression as a story of resilience, one that can inspire viewers to “rethink their relationship to their own communities and what kind of impact they can make.” 

 

Phung Huynh (b. 1977, Vietnam, she/her) works in drawing, painting and public art to explore cultural perception and representation. Huynh has had solo exhibitions at Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, and the Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside. She has also completed public art commissions for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro Orange Line, Metro Silver Line, and Metro Neighborhood Poster Series) and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Huynh is currently Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College.