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Tammy Nguyen (born 1984) is a Vietnamese-American artist based in New York City. She is best known as a painter, creator of artist books, and founder of Passenger Pigeon Press, an independent mixed-medium art publication.[1]

Work and career[edit]

Nguyen's works often focus on mythology and the legacy of colonialism.[2]

Artspace wrote that “Nguyen’s paintings pull no punches, using frank, directional color and frenzied brushstrokes to convey the nightmarish spectre of subjectivity under oppression. By remixing Vietnamese myths in a Western context, Nguyen examines the erasure of Asian-American experience in art imagery, creating arresting portrayals in a variety of medial iterations.”[3]

In 2016, Nguyen founded an independent publisher, Passenger Pigeon Press, which produces a publication, Martha's Quarterly. Critic John Yau described Martha's Quarterly as “part manifesto, part a gathering of texts, with the intent to examine, contemplate, challenge, and refute.”[1]

In 2018, she became an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space program and an Asia Delegate for the Carnegie Council.[4]

Selected exhibitions[edit]


The Ship Named Atlast, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OH[5]


One Blue Eye, Two Servings, two-person exhibition with Nicole Won Hee Maloof, CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY[6]


How to Breathe in Selected Tropics, The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Chicago, IL[7]

Primate City, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY[8]


Chickens of the Torrid Summer, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT[9]

Hermes, the Epiphytes, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY[10]


  1. ^ a b "Portrait of a Young Artist, from New York to Vietnam and Back". Hyperallergic. 2017-09-03. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  2. ^ "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week". The New York Times. 2018-10-31. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ "The New Surrealism: Contemporary Women Artists Against Alternative Facts". Artspace. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  4. ^ "Face of the Future | Rubin Museum of Art". rubinmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  5. ^ reporter, Sam Tonkins, culture. "OU's Lightwell Gallery to showcase artist's work about refugee migration, trade in South China seas". OU Daily. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  6. ^ "One Blue Eye, Two Servings". CC:. Retrieved 2019-03-16.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "Tammy Nguyen: How to Breathe in Selected Tropics". engage.saic.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  8. ^ "PRIMATE CITY, a Solo Exhibition by Tammy Nguyen « groundfloorbk". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  9. ^ Andrea O. Ojeda (2014-10-22). "The art of the chicken explained by Tammy Nguyen". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  10. ^ "Tammy Nguyen || Wave Hill - New York Public Garden and Cultural Center". Wave Hill. Retrieved 2019-03-16.