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Phung Huynh


Artist’s Statement

Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator with a practice in drawing, painting, public art, and community engagement. Her work investigates notions of cultural identity from a kaleidoscopic perspective, a continual shift of idiosyncratic translations. The contemporary American landscape is where she explores how cultural ideas are imported, disassembled, and then reconstructed. Her reflections and research have guided Huynh to re-stitch traditional Asian iconography within the loosely woven fabric of American popular culture to call attention to [mis]interpretations and [re]appropriations. There is a purposeful “Chinatown” aesthetic in Huynh’s paintings, alluding to kitsch souvenirs that tourists purchase and the commodification of eastern icons into tchotchkes. Huynh considers how cultural authenticity disintegrates within a capitalist framework to challenge the viewer with a western-leaning perspective.

Huynh’s work continues to probe the questions of cultural perception and authenticity through images of the Asian female body vis-à-vis plastic surgery. She references Chinese feet-binding as one of the earliest forms of cosmetic surgery to contrast historical canons of Asian feminine beauty that venerate small feet, small eyes and small breasts with current trends of body image influenced by western beauty standards that endorse larger eyes, a taller nose, and larger breasts. Huynh is interested in how contemporary plastic surgery on Asian women have obscured ethnic and racial identity, and has also amplified the exoticism and Orientalist eroticism of Asian women.

Huynh’s current work is informed by her experience as a refugee of Cambodian and Chinese descent from Vietnam. Inspired by her family’s migration story, personal research, and interviews with Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees and immigrants, Huynh makes drawings and prints on pink donut boxes and cross-stitches images of personalized California license plates with unanglicized names. Her work unpacks the complexities of diaspora, immigration, displacement, and assimilation. Each drawing or cross-stitched piece is meant to be a sensitive portrayal of a unique personal story. Close to 90% of California’s donut shops are mom-and-pop businesses run by Cambodian immigrants or Cambodian Americans (Khmericans). The trend that links pink boxes with donuts can be traced back to the Khmerican donut ecosystem.

Ultimately, Huynh’s work is rooted in a practice to unravel ideas of cultural representations and stereotypes, to challenge how we consume and interpret ethnographic signifiers, and to de-center whiteness in constructing visual and historical narratives. With a strong commitment to community engagement and social practice, Huynh has completed significant public art projects throughout Los Angeles County. She has completed public art commissions for the Metro Orange Line, Metro Silver Line, the Los Angeles Zoo, and the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. Her most important public art project is Sobrevivir, a large-scale Corten steel floor sculpture that recognizes and expresses apologies to more than 200 mothers who were mostly Mexican immigrant women and coercedly sterilized at the LAC +USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 1970s. Phung Huynh is Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College where her focus is on serving disproportionately impacted students. She has served as Chair of the Public Art Commission for the city of South Pasadena and Chair of the Prison Arts Collective Advisory Council, which supports arts programming in California state prisons. She is currently on the Board of Directors for LA Más, a non-profit organization that serves BIPOC working class immigrant communities in Northeast Los Angeles. Huynh completed undergraduate coursework at the University of Southern California, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University.

Website: www.phunghuynh.com

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Education
New York University
Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, 2001

Art Center College of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 1999

University of Southern California
Undergraduate coursework in Fine Art, 1995 – 1996

Academic Appointments
Los Angeles Valley College
Professor of Art, 2009 – present
University of Southern California
Lecturer, 2021 – 2022
Scripps College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting, 2014 – 2015
East Los Angeles College
Adjunct Professor, 2003 – 2009
Art Center College of Design
Adjunct Faculty, 2001 – 2008

Related Work Experience and Community Service
LA MÁS
Member of Board of Directors, 2022 – present
LA Mas, a non-profit organization that designs and builds initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working class communities of color in Northeast Los Angeles
Sustain and evolve the best structures and systems to enable LA Mas to best meet its mission, vision, and values.
EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Antiracism) Committee for the Los Angeles Community + USC Medical Center
Committee Member, 2021 – 2022
Participate in strategic framework for a robust equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism for healthcare workforce and patients at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center
City of South Pasadena
Public Art Commissioner (Chair), June 2019 – present
Serve as a public art commissioner for the city of South Pasadena. The Public Art Commission is a five member body that is responsible for the review and approval of public art projects associated with the Public Art Program, including but not limited to, proposed site-specific public art, art donations, and public art developed with the funds from the Public Art Development Fee. Served as Vice Chair from 2020 – 2021. Served as Chair from 2021 – 2022
National Endowment for the Arts
Panelist, October – November, 2020
Served as an arts professional panelist to survey and read applications from various non-profit arts organizations nationwide.
Made evaluations and recommendations for non-profit organizations to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Panelist, June 2018 Served as an arts professional panelist to survey and read applications from various non-profit arts organizations nationwide. Made evaluations and recommendations for non-profit organizations to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CBA/PAC (Community-Based Art/Prison Arts Collective) Advisory Council
Chair of Community-Based Art/Prison Arts Collective Advisory Council, 2017 – 2018
Chair of the advisory council that supports and gives recommendations to a vital program of California State University San Bernardino that provides art courses and workshops to underserved communities and prisons. Since 2013, CBA/PAC has provided weekly integrated arts classes to 1000+ individuals incarcerated in six state prisons. The classes are led by collaborative teams of faculty, students, and volunteers, and provide apprenticeships to university students and incarcerated artists. Serve as host and panelist on various panel discussions about art and restorative justice Promote CBA/ PAC programming and artwork by participants through organizing panel discussions at CB1 Gallery, Wende Museum, and Los Angeles City College
Prison Arts Collective, Guest Artist/ Co-Facilitator, 2017
Served as guest artist and co-facilitator for collaborative multidisciplinary workshops in two California State prisons, the California Institution for Men (CIM) and California Institution for Women (CIW) in Chino that was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts-In-Corrections. Through discussions, reflections, and informed dialogues, participants selected a theme to make a work of art that integrated visual art, writing, and performance. The inspiration for the project was to create an artwork greater than anything that can be done by just one artist alone. The project was featured in an LA Weekly article, “How Art is Helping Southern California Prisoners Reconnect with Their Humanity,” written by Matt Stromberg. The project was also documented in images and writing and will be presented to the public online in 2018.
Brillo Box 3-Cents Off
Phung Huynh, artist and teacher, in Brillo Box 3-Cents Off documentary film, 2017
Participated in the documentary film, Brillo Box 3-Cents Off by director and filmmaker, Lisanne Skyler that was featured on HBO and various film festivals throughout the United States. The documentary film was featured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and followed by a panel discussion. Brillo Box 3-Cents Off follows the journey of the iconic Andy Warhol “Brillo Box” sculpture, once owned by filmmaker, Lisanne Sklyer’s parents, who bought it for $1,000 in 1969, traded it two years later only to see it auctioned off in 2010 for over $3 million.
Music Center Spotlight Awards, Visual Arts Program
Art Judge and Workshop Instructor, 2006 – 2012
Selected from a pool of over 500 entries to designate awards and honors to high school students in southern California interested in pursuing degrees and careers in the Visual Arts
Taught figure drawing workshops to high school students
Made recommendations to promote and provide Visual Arts programming to underserved communities in the southern California area
Made recommendations on how to enhance arts education and on how to prepare high school students for portfolio development and applications to colleges and universities
ETS (Educational Testing Service)
AP (Advanced Placement) Art History Reader, 2008
Read and graded essays written by high school students who were tested for college equivalency course credit in Art History
Among 115 selected scholars, professors and Art History instructors in the United States and abroad to grade and evaluate approximately 21,000 AP Art History exams administered by The College Board (a not-for-profit membership association that directs and distributes the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program)
Frank Sturges (Artist Representative) Freelance illustrator, 1999 – 2006
Created illustrations for various print publications and websites
Clients included: Adweek, American Airlines, Asics, Chicago Tribune, CIO Magazine, Computer World Magazine, Continental Airlines, HBO, Houston Press, McMurry Publishing, New Times (Phoenix, Denver and Miami), Pennsylvania Gazette, Rolling Stone Magazine, San Francisco Weekly, Utne Reader

Artist Lectures
Asia Society Texas Center, artist lecture and workshop on the Southeast Asian refugee experience, June 2022
Los Angeles Public Library, The Big Read: A Conversation with Boreth Ly and Phung X. Huynh, May 2022
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Building Equity Through the Arts
presentation in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Human
Resources for the DIAlogue series event, April 2022
Otis College of Art and Design, speaker for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage, Month, April 2022
Pasadena City College, guest artist speaker, Art Department, April 2022
University of California, Irvine, guest speaker and panelist for Creative Dissent:  Asian/American Womxn Artists Respond to Hate, Global and International Studies, Department, Asian American Studies Department, The Humanities Center, March 2022
Otis College of Art and Design, keynote speaker for BIPOC Student Summit, February 2022
UC Berkeley, guest speaker for Art of Public Health, Department of Public Health, February 2022
Loyola Marymount University, guest artist speaker for KaleidoLA Speaker Series, November 2021
California State University, Long Beach, Art Department, guest artist speaker, March 2021
Moorpark College, Art Department, guest artist speaker, March 2021
San Diego State University Art Gallery, artist panel discussion, February 2021
San Diego State University, Art Department, guest artist speaker, November 2020
California State University, Fullerton, Art Department, guest artist speaker, October 2020
USC Pacific Asia Museum, guest artist speaker, and panelist, October and December 2020
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Museum at California State University, Long Beach, February 2020
Center for Creativity and the Arts at Fresno State University, February 2020
Asian Art Graduate Seminar course at Fresno State University, February 2020
Occidental College, guest artist speaker and guest painting workshop instructor, October 2019
Long Beach City College, guest artist speaker for the Art Department, September 2019
University of Oregon at Eugene, guest speaker for University of Oregon Asian and Pacific American Student Union, May 2019
California State University Northridge, Art Department, guest artist speaker and studio visits for graduate students, April 2019
Wellesley College, guest artist lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, April 2019
Women’s Economic Forum, Los Angeles, guest speaker on artist panel discussion, December 2018
Otis College of Art and Design, guest artist lecturer and drawing workshop instructor, December 2018
California State University, Long Beach, hosted capstone undergraduate students for artist studio visit, October 2018
Los Angeles City College, Visual and Media Arts Department, guest artist lecturer, October 2018
California State University Fullerton, guest artist lecturer, Department of Visual Arts, April 2018
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, artist/reader for the launch of Race/D, an arts and culture journal, March 2018
Wellesley College, guest artist lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, March 2018
Artist roundtable discussion, Here Now: Four Los Angeles Artists, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA, February 2018
Los Angeles City College, panelist, Art Heals (Art and Restorative Justice panel discussion  series), Make-It-or-Break-It Freedom Festival, September 2017
CB1 Gallery, panel discussion in conjunction with solo exhibition, Pretty Hurts, May 2017
Metro, Los Angeles, artist panelist, panel discussion for The Makers, photographs by Todd Gray of artists who completed Metro public art projects, Union Station, Los Angeles, August 2016
Community-Based Art Program at California Institution for Men in Chino facilitated through
California State University San Bernardino, guest artist lecturer, February 2015
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, guest artist lecturer, Ethnic Studies Department, October 2014
California State University, San Bernardino, guest artist lecturer and completed studio visits for MFA program, April 2014
Metro (Workshop for artists applying for public art commissions through Metro), guest artist lecturer February 2014
Rio Hondo College, guest artist lecturer, February 2014
Metro, guest artist speaker for public art workshop, January 2010
Rio Hondo College, guest artist lecturer, December 2008
Museum of Tolerance, guest artist lecturer Los Angeles, CA, October 2008
Belmont University (Tennessee Arts Academy), guest artist lecturer, Nashville, TN, June 2004
Middle Tennessee State University, guest artist lecturer, September 2003
California State University, Long Beach, guest artist lecturer, April 2002
University of California, Riverside, guest artist lecturer, February 2002

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Sobrevivir, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, forthcoming, September 2022
Donut W(h)ole, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, March – May 2022
Phung Huynh, The Billboard Creative, artwork featured on billboard through the arts non-profit, The Billboard Creative, Los Angeles (Santa Monica Boulevard, near the Hollywood Freeway), April 5 – 30, 2021
Gyre, Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Museum at California State University, Long Beach, February – March 2020
Resistance Aunties, Center for Creativity and the Arts at Fresno State University, February 2020
Pretty Hurts, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, April 2017
Disorientation, Sam Lee Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, March 2009
Postcard Paintings, Sam Lee Gallery, Project Space, Chinatown, Los Angeles, December 2007
Recent Works, Middle Tennessee State University, September 2003
Illustrations, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, June 2002
Recent Works, Sweeney Art Gallery (University of California, Riverside), February 2002
The Fortune Cookie Works, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, July 2001

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions
Veneer, Launch LA, Los Angeles, June 2019
Algunaparte, Yi Lu Shun Feng,” Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, July – August 2014

Selected Group Exhibitions
Making Home: Artists and Immigration, Asia Society Texas, Houston, February – July, 2022
Upon Closer Inspection, The University Gallery, School of Art and Design, San Diego State University, December 2020 – March 2021
Conexion, Mexico City and Los Angeles, July – August 2020
We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, March 13 – June 7, 2020
Census Atelier, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, January – February 2020
Perceive Me, Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at California State University Los Angeles, January – February 2020
Breaking Bread in L.A., Oxy Arts (community arts hub of Occidental College), Los Angeles, September – November 2019
Davyd Whaley Foundation group exhibition for grantees, Castelli Art Space, Culver City, CA, June 2019
Made in Asian America, Art Salon Chinatown, Los Angeles, May – July 2019
Utopia/Dystopia, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, April 2019
Now(n) person, pace, or thing, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago, December 2018
Time and Space: 122 Hours of Ink, Cerritos College Art Gallery, October 2018
Painting in the 21st Century, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, September – October 2018
Sewing Circle, Seaver Gallery, Los Angeles, September 2018
SHe, Launch LA, Los Angeles, September 2018
Here Now: Four Los Angeles Artists, José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s University, January 2018
Hot Time, Summer in the City, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, July 2017
Post Truth and Deconstruction, Avenue 50 Studio at Far Bazaar, Cerritos College, January 2017
The Time We Make, faculty show at Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery, November 2016
Summer Reverie, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, July 2016
An Odyssey: 10 Years of the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, September 2015
American Immigrant Stories, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, September 2015
Faculty Show, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, November 2014
Life, Drawing, participation in performance piece by Susan Silton at Otis College of Art and Design, October 12, 2014
LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, Chinese American Museum Los Angeles, March 2014
Transitway, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, February 2014
Translations: Artists of the Metro Orange Line, Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery, October 2012
Do Not Go Gentle, DaVinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College, October 2012
(de)Constructing Chinatown, Chinese American Museum Los Angeles, Jun 2012 – October 2012
Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, May – June 2011
Faculty Makes, Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery, February 2011
Psychic Outlaws, Luckman Gallery, California State University Los Angeles, September 2010
Global Hybrid, MetaHouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 2010
East of Eden, Sam Lee Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, May 2010
Ascending Dragon: Contemporary Vietnamese Artists, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA April 2010
Global Hybrid II, Hancock University Art Center, Long Beach, CA April 2010
Heads Up, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, October, 2009
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Exhibition at Los Angeles City Hall, sponsored by Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, May 2009
Fresh! Silent auction at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, May 2009
Art in Embassies Program, among selected artists to exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the tenure of Ambassador Carol Rodley, 2009 –2012
Aqua Art Miami at Wynwood, Sam Lee Gallery exhibiting in Miami, Florida, December 2008
Portrait in Phase, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, California, November 2008
Annual L.A.C.E. Benefit Auction, L.A.C.E. Gallery, Los Angeles, May 2008
Red Dot Miami Beach Art Fair, Sam Lee Gallery exhibiting in Miami Beach, Florida, 2007
Nothing Moments Project, group exhibition and limited edition book project, traveling exhibition, Los Angeles, Dallas, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Miami, San Francisco, October 2007
Todos Somos Immigrantes (We are all Immigrants), Kerckhoff Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, March 2007
Route 66, Eagle Rock Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 2006
Metro Orange Line Art Exhibition, Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA, March 2005
East Los Angeles College Art Faculty Exhibit, Vincent Price Art Gallery, Los Angeles, November 2003
Characterism, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, April 2003
Group show, Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art, Los Angeles, June 2002
Group Show, The Arts Center (St. Petersburg, Florida), March 2002
Group Show, Visual and Cultural Arts Center, University of Connecticut, September 2001
MFA Exhibition, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, March 2001
Exquisite Corpse, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, January 2001

Commissions and Collections
Artwork included in the following collections:
Private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Cambodia
The Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles before its dissolution
The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine Art Collection
USC Pacific Asia Museum
The Vincent Price Art Museum

Art Commissions:
Metro (Century City/ Constellation Avenue station on the Purple Line), 2022 – 2025
Toyota, 2022
Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, 2019 – 2022
LA for All- The Art of Belonging, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, 2021
Metro Silver Linings Poster Series, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Mask-Making Project for Midnight Mission, 2020
Mural for Roy Choi’s restaurant, Best Friend at the Park MGM in Las Vegas, 2018
Album cover for Rocky Rivera’s third studio rap album, Rocky’s Revenge, 2018
Metro (El Monte station on the Silver Line), 2013
Los Angeles Zoo (Elephants of Asia Exhibit), 2010
Metro (Neighborhood Poster Series, Alhambra), 2007
Metro (Laurel Canyon station on the Orange Line), 2006
Rolling Stone Magazine, 2006
American Airlines, 2006
Ohio Wesleyan University, 2005
Pennsylvania Gazette (University of Pennsylvania), 2005

Press
Carren Jao, “Beautiful Strength: ‘Sobrevivir’ Pays Homage to the Women Coerced to Sterilization in 1960s and ‘70s L.A.,” KCET, July 19, 2022
“Phung Huynh uses pink donut boxes for her artwork,” LA Unscripted, KTLA, May 16, 2022
Elaine Quijano, “Artist and podcaster describe the Cambodian-American refugee experience,”
CBS News with anchor Elaine Quijano, May 11, 2022
Elaine Quijano, “How doughnut shops became a sweet American Dream,” CBS Sunday Morning Show, May 8, 2022
Robin Estrin, “Donut (W)hole: Meet kids of Cambodian immigrants and refugees,” KCRW,  Greater LA, April 13, 2022
Eric Resendiz, “Art exhibit in Boyle Heights honors ‘donut kids,’ Cambodian immigrant community,” ABC Channel 7 News, April 1, 2022
Cathy Chaplin, “This Southeast Asian Artist Uses Iconic Pink Doughnut Boxes as a Canvas For Storytelling,” Eater LA, March 30, 2022
Neda Ulaby, “Pink donut boxes are canvas for artist portraying kids of Cambodia-American refugees,” NPR, March 22, 2022
Carren Jao, “Artist Captures the Khmerican Donut Kid Experience,” KCET, March 10, 2022
Matt Stromberg and Elisa Wouk Almino, “Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for March 2022,”
Hyperallergic, February 28, 2022
Jennifer Tanaka, “How the teaching of art and language helps knit together diverse SoCalpopulations,” The Orange County Register, October 5, 2021
Nadra Nittle, “Popping Up on Billboards Across L.A. Here’s What They’re About,” KCET, April 14, 2021
Richard Guzman, “Look up! This Los Angeles billboard exhibition will make your commute more artistic,” Daily News, April 2, 2021
Katy Cowan, “The Billboard Creative turns LA’s famous billboards into giant outdoor galleries,” Creative Boom, March 15, 2021
Romeo Guzman, Carribean Fragoza, Alex Sayf Cummings, and Ryan Reft (editors), East of East:  The Making of Greater El Monte, Rutgers University Press, 2020
“The Stories Inside Cambodian Donut Shops,”APEX Express, 94.1 KPFA Radio, November 2019
“Art as Weaponry: Phung Huynh in Conversation with Rocky Rivera,” diaCRITICS, March 2019
Strom, Dao, “Artist Profile: Phung Huynh,” diaCRITICS, December 2018
“Check Out Phung Huynh’s Artwork,” VoyageLA Magazine, October 24, 2018
Genie Davis, “SHe: Fierce and Feminine,” Art and Cake, September 23, 2018
Nancy Kay Turner, “The Sewing Circle: Feminine Narratives,” Art and Cake, September 18, 2018
Oeuvre Unlimited, web-based platform that promotes the works of artists on an international scale through filmed interviews, 2018
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, 2018 Calendar and Cultural Guide, presented by Mayer Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
New American Paintings, Spring 2018
Mary Grace Costa, “APAHM 2018: Artist Phung Huynh Explores the ‘In-Betweenness of Being Asian American,’” Kore Asian Media, May 1, 2018
Nina Berson, “Immigration and Artistry,” Mount News, Mount Saint Mary University, March 1, 2018
Matt Stromberg, “How Art is Helping Southern California Prisoners Reconnect with Their Humanity,” LA Weekly, September 1, 2017
Annabel Osberg, “Pick of the Week: Hot Time, Summer in the City,” Artillery Magazine, August 16, 2017
Genie Davis, “Phung Huynh and Osvaldo Trujillo at CB1,” Art and Cake, May 28, 2017
Carolina A. Miranda, “Datebook: A Saudi artist mulls terrorism, vivid abstractions and paintings that pick apart beauty standards,” Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2017
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter edition, 2016
Featured artist on Los Angeles Review of Books, February 2016
Carribean Fragoza, “Murals at El Monte Station: Phung Huynh,” KCET, East of East, October 28, 2014
Annie Buckley, “LA Heat,” artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, July 2014
A Martinez, “LA Heat exhibition celebrates Angelenos’ love of hot sauce,” KPCC Take Two, April 2, 2014
Sam Dean, “Hot Sauce Art: LA Museum Honors Sriracha and Tapatio,” npr.org, March 29, 2014
Jennifer Swan, “7 Secret Sriracha Recipes You Can Only Find at L.A.’s Hot Sauce Art Show, LA Weekly, March 24, 2014
Steven Cuevas, “In ‘L.A. Heat’ Art Exhibit, Sriracha and Tapatio Form Holy Union of Hot Sauce,” KQED California report, March 21 – 23, 2014
Carren Jao, “Hot Stuff: L.A.’s Cross-Cultural Condiments,” KCET Artbound, March 19, 2014
Priscilla Frank, “Our Spicy Dreams Come True,” The Huffington Post, March 16, 2014
Javier Cabral, “’L.A. Heat’: Finally, an art exhibit devoted to Sriracha and Tapatio sauces,” Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2014
Lauren Gold, “Sriracha, Tapatio featured in ‘L.A> Heat: Taste-Changing Condiments’ exhibit at Chinese American Museum,” Pasadena Star News, March 12, 2014
Steven Wong, LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, Chinese American Museum, catalog, 2014
Jeffrey Head, “Off the wall and ground,” Los Angeles Times, Home and Design, December 29, 2012
Anna Chen, “New artwork at El Monte Station will be on display at Rio Hondo College next month,” The Source, January 16, 2014
Annie Buckley, “On Perception: Slowing Down to See,” The Huffington Post, 2013
Alissa Walker, “How Do You Capture the San Fernando Valley Through Art?” LA Weekly, November 6, 2012
Steven Wong, (de)Constructing Chinatown, Chinese American Museum, catalog, 2012
Homage to American Women Artists, calendar produced by United States Embassy, Global Publishing Solutions, 2011
Gabriel Cifarelli, “Playing Telephone With Art: Two Exhibits that Mix Curating With Old-School Social Networking,” LA Weekly, June 2, 2011
Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, catalog, 2011
Art In Embassies Exhibition, United States Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Global Publishing Solutions, September 2010
Alice Foster, “Cambodia-US Hybrid Artworks Go Up at Meta House Exhibit,” The Cambodia Daily, Monday, July 26, 2010
Peter Frank, “Blague d’Art: Out There,” The Huffington Post, June 16, 2010
Huong Le, “Contemporary Vietnamese art on show in Southern California,” Thanh Nien News, April 17, 2010
Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, 2009 Calendar and Cultural Guide, presented by Mayer Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Jeannie Lee, “Phung Huynh,” ArtScene, May 2009
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Phung Huynh at Sam Lee Gallery,” Flavorpill, May, 2009
Julia Schlosser, “Deb Diehl, Jane Gotts, Phung Huynh, and Alexandra Wiesenfeld: Portrait in Phase,” THE, L.A.’s Monthly Magazine for the Arts, January 2009
Debra Koppman, “Portrait in Phase,” Artweek, November 2008
Gardena Valley News, October 5, 2006
Rebecca Epstein and Allison Milionis, “Get a Lift From the MTA,” Los Angeles City Beat, 2006, Chinese Daily News, 2006
“Metro Unveils New Neighborhood Posters on Bus and Rail Fleet,” Gardena Valley News, October 5, 2006
“Blank Canvas,” BUSRide, May, 2006
“Artwork for Orange Metro,” Artweek, Volume 37, Issue 2, March, 2006
Russell Leong, “Orientalism and the Legacy of Edward Said,” Amerasia Journal, 2005
Lisa M. Sodders, “Busway Stations Newest Galleries in Town,Daily News, March 24, 2005
Phung Huynh, “Multiculturalism: Ethnic Schizophrenia,” Fugue, Fall 2003
Leah Bachar, “Re-Birth, Re-Tono,” Noho LA, July 18, 2002
José Fuentes-Salinas, “ Tropico de Nopal con Nuevo material,” La Opinion, July 3, 2002
Brandy Stark, “New Visions from Fused Cultures,” St. Petersburg Times, March 21, 2002
Guy White, “Sweetest Taboo,” UC Riverside (Campus Newspaper), February 26, 2002
“L.A. Diary,” Art & Auction, August 2001
David Rimanelli, “Mark Licari and Phung Huynh: Boys will Be Boys, And Women Can Play, Too” Interview, August 2001
New American Paintings, August 2001
Lawrence Chua, “Carnal Capers,” Jalouse, July 2001

Awards and Grants
“Enriching Lives” County of Los Angeles Commendation, granted by Los Angeles County Board, Supervisor Hilda Solis, 2022
Community Artist Honoree, USC Pacific Asia Museum, May 2022
California Arts Council Individual Established Artist Fellowship, State of California, 2021- 2022
Certificate of Recognition, granted by Congresswoman Judy Chu, 2022
COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, 2021
Cultural Trailblazer Artist, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, 2020
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month honoree, City of Los Angeles, Certificate of Recognition, Councilmember David E. Ryu, Mayor Eric Garcetti, in conjunction with Kore Asian Media, 2018
Davyd Whaley Mid-Career Artist grant, Davyd Whaley Foundation, 2018
Cultural Trailblazer Artist, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, 2018
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez, 2012
Art in Embassies Program, among selected artists to exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the tenure of Ambassador Carol Rodley, 2009 –2012
Certificate of Recognition, granted by Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, 2009
Certificate of Recognition, granted by Congressman Xavier Becerra, 2008
Certificate of Recognition, granted by Congressman Xavier Becerra, 2007
Certificate of Recognition, granted by Congressman Xavier Becerra, 2006
Certificate of Recognition, Tennessee Arts Academy, granted by Governor Phil Bredesen, 2004
Award of Excellence, Illustration Annual, Communication Arts, 2002
Communication Arts 2002
Communication Arts 2001
New American Paintings, 2001

Artist Residencies
Artist-in-Residence at the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs, Creative Strategist Program, 2021 – 2022
Cerritos College Printmaking Residency, 2018

Languages
Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Conversant in Vietnamese, Spanish and French

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