ANH-THUY NGUYEN is a multi-media artist, whose work includes photography, video, performance, and installation art. Nguyen continuously searches for ways to explore her family origins, cultural identities, differences, and conicts; often focusing on the common themes of food and language. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally in exhibitions including the Texas Biennial (2011), Video Holica International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria (2012), 2nd Montone International Biennial, Italy (2013), Arizona Biennial (2013) and Tulsa Biennial (2015). Anh-Thuy is a 2016-2017 public research fellow at Oklahoma Center for Humanities, the University of Tulsa and an Assistant Professor of Photography at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma.
DU CHAU was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1981. He pursued a medical career in Pathology and is currently a Pathology Technical Coordinator at Methodist Hospital of Dallas. After taking art classes at Brookhaven College, he took a sabbatical to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Du Chau lives and works in Dallas, Texas and has exhibited his work throughout the United States at museums and galleries including the San Angelo Museum of Art, USM Museum of Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His works are in the collections of CRETA Rome, Honos Art, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College. Du is also the recipient of the 2017 NCECA International residency award in Curaumilla Art Center in Chile. Porcelain is the foundation of his work and is combined with wire elements to create quiet and contemplative charged space. His current artworks evoke childhood memories in Vietnam and repetitive daily activities involving knowledge and contemplation. He is passionate about duplicating forms using mold making and slip casting techniques. The process reveals his fascination with clay replication and its subtle variations.