06 Jul Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng
b. 1984, Hồ Chí Minh City
A graduate of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, major of Oil Painting in 2010 and in the same year, she is one of the finalists of Talented Award by The Vietnamese – Danish Culture & Development Exchange Fund (CDEF), but Bích Phượng soon found her passion with silk. She is one of Vietnam’s most promising young artists who is influenced by Japanese manga during her childhood. Incorporated with her study and deep research about Vietnamese traditional silk painting, Bích Phượng has greatly formed her own unique style and technique. Her artworks focus on the emotional interaction between humans, thereby forming social relationships, then developing into behaviors and conventions. In 2011, she was awarded an artist-in- residence in Sapporo, Japan, as part of the ‘JENESYS Program: Invitation Program for Creators’ of the Japan Foundation and that same year was also one of the finalists for the DOGMA Art Prize in self-portraiture. In 2010 she was finalist in the ‘Talent Prize’ of the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund.