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Vu Thu Hien

Vu Thu Hien

1970: Born in Bat Trang village near Hanoi

1993: Graduated Hanoi Academy of Fine Arts

1994 – 2000: Exhibited and received awards in Hanoi and National Fine Arts Exhibitions

Member of Vietnam Association of Fine Arts
Work by Vu Thu Hien has been archived by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.

Vu Thu Hien’s watercolours are delicate, dreamlike, and at times haunting. Many of her paintings refer to the soul, to spirits and the afterlife. Her traditionally clothed figures are mysterious and real at the same time and are often embodiments of the spirits that influence human lives. Hien paints on dzo paper, made from mulberry bark, which is fragile and durable at the same time. Used by Vietnam’s ethnic minorities for altar paintings or inscribing Buddhist sutras, it is the perfect medium for Hien’s deeply spiritual art. Vu Thu Hien was born in Bat Trang village near Hanoi in 1970.

She has won a number of Vietnamese art awards and has exhibited her work in Vietnam, the United States, Thailand, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel and England.

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