Contemporary Visual Artist at Trang T Le
Claremont Graduate University, Masters in Fine Art (2006)
University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Arts, Art (2003)
University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Science, Anthropology (1996)
Trang T. Lê is a contemporary visual artist based in Southern California. Born in Nha Trang, South Vietnam, Lê escaped communist rule with her family to resettle in San Francisco in 1982. As a survivor of war, Lê’s paintings reflect not violence but peace and tranquility—the natural yearning to heal the human heart burdened by a tumultuous past.
Lê’s genres include abstract paintings to mixed media installations to address topics from socio-political to life experiences. Lê uses nature and her surroundings to find inspiration to heal and these contemplations are reflected in her work. Lê navigates her inner, personal space translating into a sense of connection and balance, turmoil and grace, intuition and calculation, in a range of painterly forms. Lê’s paintings shift from broad and gestural, to ones that are built upon tight, meticulous mark-making.
Trang T. Lê earned a Master of Fine Arts at Claremont Graduate University. Lê exhibits her work throughout the United States and abroad. She has held solo and group exhibitions since 2002 in prominent venues such as Vincent Price Art Museum, Riverside Art Museum, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Huntington Beach Art Center, Sweeney Art Gallery, Division 9 Art Gallery, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Art Space Vincennes, Long Beach Museum of Art, META House German Cambodian Cultural Center, Hancock University of Art and Design Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kellogg University of Art Pomona, and others.
111,978 nstallation at Vincent Price Museum, California
SELECTED COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
NEW COLLECTION FOR EXHIBITION
WHITE, in my mindfulness, illuminates the feeling and thought of innocence, clarity, and new beginnings of hope. I feel and see things surround me with the essence of calmness, softness. How the simplicity of things can be so beautiful and sophisticated.
I am in this moment with the WHITE in my life. The most beautiful stage of my life where I want it to last. With clarity, understanding, and acceptance of things in life, I float. I fall in love for the first time breathing in your breath and being in the morning mist. Life is like the ocean waves with the ups and downs, but looking at the horizon with its openness we all can heal. With a light mind of the new beginnings, all colors of struggles in life, I am still in WHITE through healing.
Preview of sketches for new series of work: French Indochina, Vietnam, USA past, present, future