Lara Nguyen CV

Education

  • 2002-1998 Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, MFA
  • 1998-1994 Columbus College of Art and Design, BFA (Magna Cum Laude)

Employment

  • 2012-Present Professor of Art, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
  • 2006-2012 Lecturer, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 2002-2006 Assistant Professor, Foundation Coordinator
  • California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Exhibitions

  • 2014 Away From This Inverted World, Group Exhibition, Presented by Human Thread Foundation and Curated by Michiko Kobayashi, Bridgeport Art Gallery, Chicago (IL), Aug. – Sept.
  • 2014 Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa (NC), March
  • 2014 NRCC Art Gala/Juried Exhibition, Juror: Peter Nisbet, Chief Curator of the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb.
  • 2013  Western Art Agencies of North Carolina Traveling Postcard Show, Juried Exhibition, travels to eight WNC counties between April –November, Asheville Area Arts Council, the Artery -June
  • 2013 Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa (NC), March
  • 2013 NRCC Art Gala/Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (NC), Feb.
  • 2012 Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), Jan. – Feb.
  • 2011 Chain Letter, Group Exhibition, Curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica (CA), July – Aug.
  • 2011 Adrift, Two-Person Exhibition, Cinema Gallery, Urbana (IL), May – June
  • 2010 Faculty Triennial, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (IN), Jan. – March
  • 2009 Control_Shift_Option: Contemporary Drawing, Curated by Barb Bondy, Center for the Living Arts, Space 301, Mobile (AL), March – May
  • 2008 Holiday Art Sale & Auction, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), December
  • 2008 Re: Group, Group Exhibition, The Humanities Center Gallery, Trinity Hall, CSUC, Chico (CA), May
  • 2008 Fresh Walls, Prima Gallery, Bloomington (IN), May
  • 2008 Faculty: New Work Exhibition, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University (IN), March
  • 2008 Menagerie, Group Exhibition, 111. S. Meridian, Indianapolis (IN), February
  • 2007  About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach (CA), October 07 – March 08
  • 2007  Wall Paper Weights, Two Person Exhibition, Cinema Gallery, Urbana (IL), January – February
  • 2007 Bloomington Biennial: Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts, Group Exhibition, Indiana Art Museum,Bloomington (IN), January – March
  • 2006 Beyond the Likeness: Self-Portraits by California Artists, Group Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara (CA), August – October
  • 2006 Collaborations, Group Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine (CA), June – July
  • 2006 Drawing Conclusions: An Inquiry, Group Exhibition, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn (AL), May – August
  • 2005 CSULB Faculty Biennial, Group Exhibition, University Art Museum,Long Beach(CA), November-December
  • 2005 *Sibling Reveries, Solo Exhibition, East Central College, Union (MO), Sept. – Oct.
  • 2005 Direct Access: An Exhibition of Drawings, Group Exhibition, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro (TN) February-March
  • 2005 Transplant, Group Exhibition, Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach (CA), January- February
  • 2005 CSULB Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Max L. Gatov Galleries, Werby Gallery, Merlino Gallery and Gallery Five, Long Beach (CA) Jan. – Feb.
  • 2004 GO, Group Exhibition, Max L. Gatov Galleries, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach (CA), Dec.
  • 2004 Incognito, Group Exhibition & Benefit, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica (CA), November
  • 2004 Perceptions of Our President, Group Exhibition, Koo’s Art Center, Long Beach (CA), September-October
  • 2004 Local Motive, Group Exhibition, The Art Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro (TN), September-October
  • 2004 Jeju-Wind-Pacific: Symptom of the Dawning 2004, International Group Exhibition, Jeju Culture and Art Center incooperation with the International Modern Art Association, Jeju Korea, August
  • 2004 Vietnamese American Women Artist Exhibition, VAWAFest Group Exhibition,Vien Dong, Westminster (CA), July
  • 2004 Playing Cards, Group Exhibition, Munhwa Gallery, Seoul Korea, May
  • 2003 Provocations: 13th Annual Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Asian American Arts Centre, New York (NY), Sept. -Nov.
  • 2003 Paraguayan-American Binational Exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Embassy of the United States of America & The Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano, Asuncion, Paraguay, September
  • 2003 New Faculty Show, Group Exhibition, Gatov & Werby Galleries, Long Beach(CA), January-February
  • 2002 CSULB Faculty Biennial, Group Exhibition, University Art Museum,Long Beach(CA), November-December
  • 2002 *MFA Thesis Exhibition, Solo Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale(IL), May
  • 2002 Pulp -Works on Paper, Group Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia (PA), West Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • 2001 Mini-Print 7, Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Artspeak Gallery in cooperation with the Arts Council of Windsor (Canada), Vergette Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale (IL)
  • 2001 AD501, Graduate Group Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale (IL)
  • 2001 *Recent Works, Solo Exhibition, Bistro 51 in cooperation with Carbondale Community Arts, Carbondale (IL)
  • 2000 Taking Allyn, Site-Specific Installations, Group Exhibition, Allyn Building, SIUC (IL)
  • 2000 Mini-Print 6, Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Vergette Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale (IL)
  • 2000 222.7, Invitational Group Exhibition, University of Memphis, Memphis (TN)
  • 2000 Scapes, Two Person Exhibition, Longbranch, Carbondale (IL)
  • 2000 The Glove Factory, Group Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia (PA)
  • 2000- Mini-Print 5, Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers, Traveling International Group Exhibition
  • 1999 Toyoura Historical Museum, Hotel Kangetsu Gallery, and the First Annual Creators Market, Niigata (Japan), 2000 Borders Bookstore, Philadelphia (PA), 1999-2000 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (Scotland), 1999 Vergette Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale (IL), 1999
  • 1999 CCAD Alumni Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Capital University, Columbus (OH)
  • 1998 Mini-Print 4, Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Vergette Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale (IL)
  • 1998 35 Technicolor Nightmares, Group Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale(IL)
  • 1998 Emergence, Two Person Exhibition, J.H. Gallery, Columbus (OH)
  • 1998 *Cloud Watching, BFA Thesis Exhibition, V-Hall Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH)
  • 1997 Artlink Member’s Show, Group Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1997 *Landscapes, Solo Exhibition, Waldo’s on High, Columbus (OH)
  • 1998- CCAD Annual Student Exhibition, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH)

Awards/Honors

  • Trustee Teaching Award Recipient, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, March 2010
  • Joint Women’s Studies and SIUC Women’s Professional Advancement Grant Recipient 1998-1999
  • Full Tuition Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship at SIUC from Fall 1998 to Spring 2002
  • The Lara Nguyen Fine Art Scholarships are awarded annually since 1997 to selected 8th graders at St. Jude
  • Elementary School in Fort Wayne, IN
  • Outstanding Senior Award Recipient in Fine Arts 1998
  • Catherine M. Tuttle Scholarship 1997
  • CCAD Fine Arts Scholarship 1996
  • CCAD Foundation Scholarship 1995
  • CCAD Portfolio Competition Scholarship 1994
  • CCAD President’s List eight semesters
  • National Dean’s List eight semesters

Association

  • Asian American Arts Centre, New York (NY), Slide Archive
  • Association for Viet Arts, San Jose (CA), Slide Archive

Collections

  • Asian American Arts Centre (NY), One O’clock
  • Carle Clinic, Southwest Champaign Branch (IL), Origami
  • Judy Barickman, Champaign (IL), Knitted, Paper Doll
  • Carolyn & Norman Baxley, Urbana (IL), Hidden
  • Columbus College of Art and Design Collection (OH), Cloud Watching II
  • St. John’s Mercy Hospital, Donated by Larry Melton, Washington (MO), Cho Ba
  • Andrew Applegate Collection (private), Fort Wayne (IN), Florence Sketch
  • Steve DeBottis Collection (private), Philadelphia (PA), Paper Airplane 1
  • Tom Faist Collection (private), Columbus (OH), Blue
  • Don Hedberg Collection (private), Lake Geneva (WI), #5. The sky is Blue., Blow Ball
  • Jed Jackson Collection (private), Memphis (TN), #4. The sky is Blue.
  • David Jewel Collection (private), Bowling Green (OH), Still
  • Jennifer Kauk Collection (private), Sacramento (CA), Paper Doll Study
  • James Le (private), Fullerton (CA), Swing (#1 Go Fish Series)
  • Kurt Leverson Collection (private), Tempe (AZ), Whisper
  • Stephanie McFeeters Collection (private), Columbus (OH), City
  • Janice & Jack Meyer Collection (private), Union (MO), Chi Em
  • Erin Palmer Collection (private), Carbondale (IL), #6. and #9. The sky is Blue.
  • Ed Shay & Casey Ginther Collection (private), Carbondale (IL), Orange Drops
  • Lynn Spitzer Collection (private), Philadelphia (PA), White, Red, Yellow
  • Karen Williams (private), Asuncion, Paraguay, Paper Doll (Mixed Media)
  • Phil Winklemann Collection (private), Columbus (OH), Cloud Watching I, Cloud Study, Orange, Moon
  • Melinda Yeoma Collection (private), Carbondale (IL), #12. The sky is Blue.

Commissions

  • 2001The Office of the Chancellor, Walter V. Wendler,
  • Southern Illinois University of Carbondale
  • 2000Anne Ladowski, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1998Champs Americana Corp., Westerville (OH)
  • 1998Melinda Lewis, Columbus (OH)
  • 1998Westerville Community Church, Westerville (OH)
  • 1998Kathleen Zeigler, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1997Mary Ellen Maffey, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1997Mylien Kruse, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1997Kathy Talarico, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1997Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1997St. Jude Elementary, 1996-1997, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1996Katherine Ayres, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1996Ann McKnight, Fort Wayne (IN)
  • 1996Jan Arata, Fort Wayne (IN)

Teaching Experience

  • 2006- Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Fundamental Studio – 2D & Drawing
  • 2002-2006 California State University, Long Beach
  • Foundation Life Drawing, Foundation Drawing, 2D Foundation,
  • Foundation Painting, Advanced Life Drawing, Life Painting
  • 2002-1998 Southern Illinois University of Carbondale (Instructor of Record),
  • Drawing for Communication (4 semesters), 2D Design, Drawing I
  • (2 semesters), Drawing II (2 semesters), Introduction to Art (studio)

Academic Appointments (Southern Illinois University of Carbondale)

  • 2001-2000 Administrative Assistant, Fall 2000
  • Studio/Research Assistant to the Director, Harris Deller, Summer 2000
  • 2000-1999 Assistant to the Foundations Program Coordinator, Dawn Gavin, Spring 2000
  • 1999-1998 Computer Lab Assistant, Summer 1999, Spring 1999 and Fall 1998

Publications

  • Botticelli (CCAD Annual Student Arts and Literature Publication), “Elizabeth”, 1998
  • STIR CCAD Student Magazine, “Echo”, 1996-1997

Articles

  • Porschia Baker, Perceptions of George W. Bush, Union Weekly, interview, September 2004
  • Lam Huyen Vi, Noi Chuyen Voi Giao Su Hoa Si Lara Nguyen (A Discussion with Artist and Assistant Professor
  • Lara Nguyen), Phu Nu Gia Dinh Magazine, interview with photos, July 2004
  • Nguyen Cao Hiep, Vietnamese American Women Artists, Nha Magazine, article with photos, March/April 2004
  • Shirle Gottlieb, It Takes Two Years Review of the CSULB Faculty Biennial with photo, Press-Telegram, Long
  • Beach (CA), November 29, 2002
  • Marleen Trout, A Room with a View, Exhibition Announcement with photo, Dailey Egyptian, Carbondale (IL),
  • August 25, 2000
  • Bonnie Elberson, Muralist Brightens Up St. Jude Walls, The News Sentinel, Fort Wayne (IN), September 25, 1996
  • Nancy Venderly, Painted Walls, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne (IN), August 27, 1996

Activities

  • Visiting Artist, Artist Lecture and Multi-Disciplinary Student Critique, Berea College (KY), Fall 2010
  • Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.) Think Tank II Conference, University of Georgia, Athens (GA), Spring 2007
  • Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.) National Conference, Columbus College of Art and Design,
  • Columbus (OH), Spring 2005 Presenter on a panel entitled “Sharing Studio Discoveries in the Classroom”
  • Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.) Regional Conference, California State University Northridge, Fall 2004
  • Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.) National Conference, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota (FL), Spring 2003
  • Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.), Member 2002- Regional Coordinator 2003
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District Art Show, Juror, Spring 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Grant Writing Institute (G.W.I.), Participant, CSULB 2003
  • Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers, SIUC, Member 1998-2002, Treasurer 1999-2000, President 2000-2001
  • Botticelli, CCAD, Staff Member 1996-1997
  • Artlink of Fort Wayne (IN), Member 1995-1998

Languages Spoken

  • English and Vietnamese