Yeu Q Nguyen is a first-generation Vietnamese American artist based in Los Angeles. She received classical training in 2D figurative arts, and developed her own sculptural practice. Incorporating lighting design and traditional sculptural techniques, Q creates lighted art objects for public and private installations, as well as commercial galleries. Her works have been shown at Laemmle Theatre Claremont 5, the Autry’s Southwest Museum, and the Audubon Center at Debs Park among other venues.
Alongside her studio practice, Q curates art exhibitions and teaches workshops for kids as well as adults. She is also a published writer and avid rock climber.
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Yeu Q Nguyen explores the emotional connection between our personal history and affiliated national identity through her sculptural revisions of iconic images: distilling an object of symbolic significance (such as the American flag) down to its aesthetic elements and re-constructing it as a lighted object. Changes in lighting condition and display environment can obscure, highlight, or completely alter the look of a piece and thus, its narrative. This malleability serves as a metaphor to the interplay between personal and national identity: how they constantly challenge, influence, and reshape one another.
WHERE TO SEE Q’s WORKS:
Duo show, “Anecdote,” DAC Gallery in Downtown LA, August 3 - 31, 2019
Silent Auction, “Owlapalooza,” Ticketed-event at The Owl Bureau in Highland Park, 6:30pm doors open on August 3, 2019
Curatorial show, “Some Place Like Home,” Avenue 50 Gallery in Highland Park, August 10 - September 7, 2019