1978: Born in Ho Chi Minh City.
2001: Graduated from Ho Chi Minh Fine Art University
Member of Fine Art Association of Ho Chi Minh City
Member of Vietnam's Ethnic Minorities
2001: Certificate of merit at Vietnam National Fine Art Exhibition for the painting " Naptime"
of merit at Asia- Pacific Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition organized
by Phillip Morris for the painting "The power of members"
Certificate of merit of section 6 Exhibition for the painting of "Silence"
2003: Award from the Vietnam Literary and Artistry Association at Section 6. Exhibition for the painting "Empty of bowls"
The third prize of Young's Eyes exhibition organized by the consulate
General of France and Vietnam Literary and painting "Empty Bowls" .
prize at Vietnam ethnic minority artists exhibition organized by the
Fine Arts Association for the painting " Everyone has his own
relative youth, she was born in 1978, Katy displays a surprising
emotional maturity and seriousness of intent in her work. The subjects
of Katy’s paintings are often the urban or rural poor or people in the
midst of some distressing or painful moment in their lives. Unlike many
Vietnamese artists, she eschews the common tendency to portray an
idyllic picture of Vietnamese life in favor of something more true to
her own experience. As she describes it: “My paintings come from the
feelings generated from the life all around me; from people’s eyes,
gestures and the individual emotions they express. These instants are
profound and refuse to leave me until expressed on my canvases.”
paintings are also striking for their bold use of color and the
confident flowing strokes she uses. The child of a Cambodian father and
a Vietnamese mother who met during an art class, Katy says: “My
inheritance includes a love of color, a familiarity with brushes and an
attraction to shapes from the time that I first became conscious of the
sun and the moon.”