MYLOAN DINH

My mixed media work explores questions of identity, gender and race through objects and images that carry evocative associations. The interplay of materials and objects creates a dialogue and tension between collective and individual, independence and interdependence. The work probes the timely complexities of the contemporary US-American Zeitgeist.”

MyLoan Dinh is a multidisciplinary artist. Reflecting on her experiences as a former refugee and woman of color, her work addresses everyday manifestations of cultural identity, memory and displacement. She explores, through diverse media, the porous boundary between personal and collective history. Her observations are at times serious, at others ironic, or even satirical. She deconstructs materials, images, objects and texts to (re)construct personal experiences and narratives within the greater cultural context of which she is a part.


MyLoan Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Majoring in visual arts, she studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the School of Arts and Design at Wollongong University New South Wales, Australia. MyLoan has exhibited internationally and her work can be found in private and public collections in the United States, Germany and Switzerland, including the Muhammad Ali Museum (Louisville, Kentucky) permanent collection. Notable recent awards and accomplishments include: The Arts & Science Council Creative Renewal Fellowship (2020); Monroe Road Corridor – MoRA public art commission (2020/21); Charlotte Magazine BOB Best Local Artist (2020); Arts & Science Council Individual Artists Project Grant (2020, 2016); Knight Foundation Celebrate Charlotte Grant (2019); McColl Center for Art + Innovation Residency (2019/20); Playing For Others Change Makers Honoree (2019); Community Impact Grant from the Partnership for Democracy, Berlin (2016); Department of Arts and Culture of Berlin Individual Artists Grant (2013, 2012). MyLoan is the founder of an award-winning international multidisciplinary arts outreach and migration project, We See Heaven Upside Down. She is a member of the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the BKK, Professional Association of Visual Artists, Berlin. MyLoan is a mother of two. She works on creative projects with her husband Till Schmidt-Rimpler, founder and artistic director of Moving Poets, in the United States and Germany.