Julien Nguyen

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Born1990 (age 32–33)
Washington D.C.
CitizenshipUnited States of America/Vietnam
Alma materRhode Island School of Design

Julien Nguyen is a Vietnamese American Painter.

Early life and education

Nguyen was born in Washington D.C. in 1990[1] . He grew up in Manhattan Beach, California and graduated from Mira Costa High School[2]. Nguyen lives and works in Los Angeles. Nguyen attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence until 2012 and the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany until 2015[1] .

Career and work

Nguyen's work is inspired by the history of painting, and deals with his own identity as a gay Vietnamese man. Nguyen works in oil, encaustic, and silverpoint and employs classical techniques. He has been called "the most feted painter of his generation."[3]

Nguyen has mounted solo exhibitions at the The Swiss Institute Contemporary Art in New York[4] , The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Stuart Shave/Modern Art in London[1], Neue Alte Brucke in Frankfurt[1] , The Kunstverein München in Germany[1] , and his work has been included in group shows at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt[1] , and Matthew Marks Gallery in Los Angeles and in New York City[5]. In 2017, Nguyen's work was selected for the Whitney Biennial and one of the paintings Nguyen completed for the exhibition was acquired by the museum for its permanent collection.[6] In 2019, Nguyen was included in the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the Art & Style section.[7] In 2020, Nguyen was included in Cultured Magazine's 30 under 35 list of young artists.[3] His work has been reviewed in Artforum[8], Frieze Magazine[9], and Flash Art Magazine[10].

Nguyen is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery. In 2020, he will have his first solo exhibition at the Gallery's New York City space.[11]

In the media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 ""Ex Forti Dulcedo" Julien Nguyen". Modern Art/Stuart Shave. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  2. Collier, Josie. "Costa Alum Julien Nguyen is inducted into Forbes 30 under 30 magazine". La Vista. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kissick, Dean. "JULIEN NGUYEN MODELS THE 21ST CENTURY MASTER". Cultured Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  4. ""Evil In the Defense of the Good," Julien Nguyen". Swiss Institute New York.
  5. "Matthew Marks Artsy artist page Julien Nguyen". Artsy. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  6. Freeman, Nate. "Whitney Acquires 32 Works from 2017 Biennial, Including Samara Golden and Raúl de Nieves Pieces". Artnews.
  7. "Forbes 30 under 30 Art & Style". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  8. Hatfield, Zach. "Openings: Julien Nguyen". Artforum.
  9. Chu, Mimi. "frieze". Frieze Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  10. "Julien Nguyen: Depths Plumbed". Flash Art Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  11. Freeman, Nate. "Wet Paint: Jeff Koons Goes Missing in Manhattan, Gagosian Sells Many $10 Million Mardens, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip". Artnet News. Retrieved 2020-09-10.

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