Born in San Jose, CA
Lives and works in Silver Spring, MD

 

EDUCATION
 

2011
MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2006
BA, Studio Art, University of California, Irvine, CA
BA, Honors in Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA  


SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 

2015
School WorksDittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL [video]

2014
No RecessLycoming College Art Gallery, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Class WarfareHodson Gallery, Hood College, Frederick, MD

2013
Social StudiesHamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C. (Two-person show with Annette Isham)

2011
Biến/Mất. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Visual Arts Graduate Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017
(IM)migration, Essex Gallery, Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Selfie: Me, Myself, and Us, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington D.C.

2016
Power (I Know It When...). Curator: Lea-Ann Bigelo, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington D.C. 

2015
Community Arts Faculty Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
57th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
Country, Home. Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-GreenwellCUE Foundation, New York, NY
Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists ExhibitionDecker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Dis/Satisfaction: Permission to rewrite history, it's personal. Curated by Kathryn McDonnell, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington D.C.

2014
Baggage Claim: Unpacking Immigrant Lives. Curated by Gia Harewood, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington D.C.
Camera Lucida Revisited: Current Notes on Photography. Curated by Kyunghee PyunCoohaus Art, New York, NY
And Then: Varied Approaches to Narrative. Curated by John Anderson, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and Their Impact. Curated by Claudia Rousseau, Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, MD

2013
In Balance: Annual Faculty ExhibitionKing Street Gallery, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
Object Lessons IIBoyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD
The Fellows Converge: The ObstructionsAmerican University Museum, American University, Washington D.C.
The Newtown Project: A Call to Arms!Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art, Washington D.C.

2012
Visual Thinking: Faculty and Staff ExhibitionKing Street Gallery, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
Questions of Identity: Who, What, Why We Are. Curated by Claudia RousseauBlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Call Collect 2012Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C. [online catalog]
Alter/AltarKing Street Gallery, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
new. (now).Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.
Cycles of LifeVietnamese Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) Cultural Center, Santa Ana, CA

2011
GLAMFA 2011, Max L. Gatov Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Disperse: MFA 2011, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
N7442.27 1972 - N7442.27 2010, Visual Arts Graduate Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2010
Hippopotamus. Curated by Eun Jung Park Smith, Visual Arts Graduate Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA


AWARDS & HONORS 


2016
Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts: Works on Paper, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD

2015
Semifinalist, Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, Baltimore, MD

2013
Grant to Individual Artists and Scholars, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Silver Spring, MD

2012-14
Hamiltonian Fellowship, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington D.C.

2011
Russell Foundation Grant, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2009-11
San Diego Fellowship, Office of Graduate Studies, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2006
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant, University of California, Irvine, CA

2005
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, CA


PRESS


2016
Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: Paintings that are both ephemeral and vivid.” The Washington Post. 23 November 2016.

2015
Wong, Mimi. "Unrestricted Access: A Collective American Vision." The Offing. 29 September 2015.
Bryant, Kayleigh. "Country, Home." Country, Home Exhibition Catalog. New York: CUE Art Foundation. 2015.
Jenkins, Mark. "In the galleries: Rooted in nature but not always natural." The Washington Post. 6 March 2015.

2014
Jenkins, Mark. "A genteel brush with Victorian themes." The Washington Post. 5 October 2014. [pdf]

2013
Titzell, Delia. "Jerry Truong and Education Through Art." The Point News. 6 October 2013.
Bryant, Kayleigh. “Jerry Truong's 'Social Studies' is commentary on art and education today.” Clarity Digital Group, Examiner.com. 15 March 2013.
Jenkins, Mark. “A glimpse of what Washington Project for Art’s auction gala has in store.” The Washington Post. 14 March 2013. [pdf]
O’Sullivan, Michael. “Gallery event of the week: ‘Social Studies’.” The Washington Post. 21 February 2013.
Sutton, Benjamin. "Exhibition of Art Inspired by the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Opens in D.C." Louise Blouin Media, ARTINFO, 25 January 2013.
Jenkins, Mark. “Artists contribute to ‘Newtown Project: A Call to Arms!’.” The Washington Post. 24 January 2013.

2012
Rousseau, Claudia. “Questions of Identity: Who, What, Why We Are,” Questions of Identity: Who, What, Why We Are Exhibition Catalog. Takoma Park: Montgomery College, 2012. [pdf]
Jenkins, Mark. “Polly Townsend, showing a mountain’s range.” The Washington Post. 6 September 2012.
O’Sullivan, Michael. “New. (Now). Introducing the 2012 Hamiltonian Fellows.” The Washington Post. 17 August 2012.
Glassey-Tranguyen, Trangdai. “Đời sống tuần hoàn: Triển lãm tranh & ảnh nghệ thuật.” Sáng Tạo. 14 March 2012.
Glassey-Tranguyen, Trangdai. "A Spring Stroke: The Blossoms of Colors from the Dark Mass" (English title by author, in Vietnamese, "Nét Cọ Xuân: Những Đóa Màu từ Vũng Tối"), syndicated feature in the Annual Lunar New Year Anthology of Trẻ Magazine, Sáng Tạo Magazine, Diễn Đàn Thế Kỷ Magazine, Sống Weekly, and Việt Báo Daily. January 2012.

2011
Smith, Eun Jung Park. "Transformative Loss, Biến/Mất," Biến/Mất (Transformation/Loss, Disappearance) Exhibition Catalog. La Jolla: University of California, San Diego, 2011. [pdf]

2006
Willet, Sara. "In Shades of Black, White and Red: A Review of Expert Witness." New University. April 2006.


 

Downloadable Artist Resume

Downloadable Curriculum Vitae