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Arizona Arts

Artist Talk: Phung Huynh

12 September 2024
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
University of Arizona Museum of Art
1031 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85719

Photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day

Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose work explores how cultural ideas are “imported, disassembled, and then reconstructed” within the American landscape.

In this gallery talk with the artist, Huynh will discuss how her artworks investigate cultural identity from a “kaleidoscopic perspective," challenging beauty standards and exploring the complexities of assimilation. She will share her own experience as an Asian immigrant and recontextualize Asian iconography within the fabric of American popular culture.

This talk is presented in tandem with Vault Show: New Acquisitions, an exhibition featuring several works by Huynh that recently joined the UAMA permanent collection. The talk will be followed by a brief Q&A.

About the Artist

Phung Huynh works within a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, and public art. Through her work, she calls attention to the “(mis)interpretations and (re)appropriations” of Asian culture and iconography within American popular culture.

Huynh is Assistant Professor in the Art Department at California State University Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and her Master of Fine Arts from NYU. She is committed to community engagement and social practice, completing various public art projects throughout Los Angeles County. Her work has been exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum, the USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Torrance Art Museum among others.

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations at this event — such as ASL interpreting, closed-captioning, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc. — please contact Visitor & Member Services Lead Myriam Sandoval, 520-626-2087.