Columbia, MO, USA
Sarah Nguyen is a multi media artist, working primarily with paper. Storytelling is central to her hand cut-fiber panels and paintings.
Nguyen’s work has appeared in numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions and publications. Her work has been part of nationally recognized exhibitions in museums and festivals.
She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
She currently lives in Columbia, Missouri, USA with her husband, the writer Phong Nguyen, and their three sons.
There are only two things that I wanted to be in this life, an artist and a mother. My work is inspired by the intricacies of family life and of familial relationships.
I use a balance of abstract and representational forms in order to sever the connection between shape and meaning, connecting the viewer instead to the gesture so that s/he becomes complicit in the art.
Myths, reverence and refinement of nature, and observance of daily life, are the concepts behind my work, expressing the vulnerability of motherhood and my own journey of caring for a son with a fatal genetic disease.