“I take inspiration from historical Vietnamese art forms. I like learning and connecting to the culture and geographical histories of my ancestry. Vietnamese art has evolved throughout the centuries, especially due to occupations and technological advances. My art combines the modern with the historical. While looking at my past, and different art forms throughout history, I can intertwine how these mediums persisted and adapted and how I have lived through similar experiences. I am constantly looking for ways to balance my own identity in the same way these art forms have throughout history.”

-Theresa “Reese” Nguyen