Native Houstonian Victoria Nguyen is an artist/photographer who completed her formal training (in photography and digital media) at the University of Houston. Growing up, she lived in a household with her brother and parents (who immigrated to the US from Vietnam). While she was fairly isolated from her Vietnamese cultural heritage as a child, she was part of a Vietnamese choir and was raised as a Catholic, which she still is today. Several things have influenced her art/career, most notably her experience with Photoshop and Myspace, which really “spearheaded” her interest for art. Currently, she produces art dealing with the themes of escapism and anxiety through a photographic medium, and her art has been showcased at the Lawndale Art Center (she even received the Big Show 2021 Juror's Award).
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