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Phung Huynh

Oil painting by Phung Huynh

Phung Huynh is Associate Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College and teaches courses in drawing, life drawing, painting, and art history. Huynh completed undergraduate coursework at the University of Southern California and received her undergraduate degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She received her graduate degree from New York University. She is influenced by 17th century Italian Baroque painters as well as contemporary painters who explore post-colonial, cross-cultural phenomena. Her work is a deliberate exploration of traditional Chinese auspicious imagery, and the ways it is consumed and distorted in American popular culture. The development of Huynh’s art and the paradoxical investigation on things “oriental” are greatly influenced by the work of Edward Said.  His seminal text, Orientalism, presents an interesting cultural paradox in which the “orient at large… vacillates between the West’s contempt for what is familiar and it shivers of delight in- or fear of- novelty.” (Orientalism, 59). Huynh is currently represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles and has had solo exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills and the Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in countries such as Germany and Cambodia. She has also completed public art commissions for the Metro Orange Line, Metro Silver Line, and the Los Angeles Zoo.


Phung Huynh

Associate Professor of Art

Ext. 2431

Art Building Room 108 C