Education

  • 1995-2000: San Jose State University, California - Illustration/Graphic Design
  • 1987-1990: Academy of Art, Saigon, Vietnam

Teaching

  • 2013-Present: Figure Drawing at The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
  • Pastel and Oil workshop at Cuong Nguyen Studio, Triton Museum of Art, and Cloud Castle Studio

Associations

  • Oil Painter of American - Associate Member
  • Pastel of American - PSA Master Pastelist
  • Pastel Society of The West Coast - Distinguished Pastellist
  • International Association of Pastel Societies- Master IAPS Circle

Gallery Representation

  • John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, California

Publications

  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine (United Kingdom) - August and October, 2013
  • American Art Collector Magazine - March and April, 2013
  • Southwest Art Magazine - November, 2011
  • Pastel Journal Magazine - April, 2011
  • Wave Magazine (San Jose, California) - August 28, 2009
  • Stir TV (San Francisco, CA) - Octorber, 2004
  • Chanel 5, Evening Magazine (San Francisco) - June, 2004
  • San Jose Mercury News - June 7, 2004
  • Marin Independent Journal (San Rafael) June 10, 2004
  • Viet Mercury (San Jose, CA) - May 23, 2003

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • CURRENT WORKS by Cuong Nguyen
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco. April 10 - May 2, 2015
  • PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS by Cuong Nguyen
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco. Sep 6-28th, 2013
  • ASPECTS: Multiple Faces, Multiple Views
    Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, September 29 - November 11, 2012
  • TWO APART
    Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, California, March 16-April 24, 2012

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • Pastel of Suzhou International Exhibition
    Suzhou Museum, China - October, 2015
  • Pastel Society of America's 43rd Annual Exhibition
    The National Arts Club, New York, NY - September, 2015
  • Pastel Society of The West Coast : 29th Paste USA
    Haggin Museum, Stockton - July 2 to September 13, 2015
  • 50 and Looking Forward - Triton Musuem of Art, Santa Clara
    May 16-July 12, 2015

2014

  • Drawings - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco - August 14 - Sept 27, 2014
    Pastel Society of America's 42rd Annual Exhibition
  • The National Arts Club, New York, NY - September, 2014
    58th Haggin Museum Juried Exhibition - Stockton, CA. August, 2014
  • Figures - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco - May 5 - June 28, 2014
  • Still Life - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco - March 10 - April 26, 2014

2013

  • Still Life - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco - April 19- May 11, 2013
  • Figures - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco - March 22 - April 13, 2013
  • Recent Arrivals - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco - February 22 - March 16, 2013

2011

  • Oil Painter of America - Western Show
    Lee Youngman Gallery, Calistoga, CA, Octorber 8 - October 30, 2011
  • International Guild of Realism - 6th Annual Exhibition
    Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NY, September 30 - October 22, 2011
  • Pastel Society of America - 39th Annual Exhibition
    The National Arts Club, New York, NY - September, 2011
  • Pastel Invitational
    Abend Gallery, Dever, Colorado - August 26 - September 24, 2011
  • First Master Circle Exhibition - IAPS
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 2011
  • Salon International 2011- Greenhouse Gallery
    Juried Exhibition - San Antonio, TX, April - April, 2011

2010

  • International Association of Pastel Societies - Butler Museum
    The 16th Juried Exhibition - Youngstown, Ohio, July - August, 2010
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast - Los Gatos Museum
    Group Exhibition - Los Gatos, CA, June - July, 2010
  • 26th Annual Los Gatos Association - Los Gatos Museum
    The 26th Juried Exhibition - Los Gatos, CA, March - April, 2010
  • Salon International 2010- Greenhouse Gallery
    Juried Exhibition - San Antonio, TX, April - May, 2010
  • International Guild of Realism - J. Willott Gallery
    The 5th Juried Exhibition - Palm Desert, CA, February 8-26, 2010
  • International Association of Pastel Societies
    The 15th Juried Exhibition - Brea, CA, Jan 2010- March 2010

2009

  • Drawing and Print Competition - The Triton Museum of Art
    Juried Exhibition - Santa Clara, CA - Dec 2009 - March 2010
  • International Association of Pastel Societies
    14th Exhibition - The 2009 Web Show - September to November, 2009
  • University Art Open Competition - San Jose, CA - September 12th - 30th, 2008
  • Pastel Society of America: 37th Juried Show- National Arts Club - Grand Gallery
    Group exhibition - New York, NY - September 1st - 27th, 2009
  • The Triton Museum - Pastel Society of the West Coast
    Santa Clara, CA - July 28- September 29, 2009
  • Salon International - Greenhouse Gallery - San Antonio, TX - April 10-May 14, 2009
  • Richeson School of Art and Gallery - Pastel Competition
    Kimberly, WI - Jan 6-March 6, 2009

2008

  • 55th Hagging Museum Juried Exhibition - Stockton, CA. Sept 13 - October 30, 2008
  • University Art Open Competition - San Jose, CA - September, 2008
  • Haggin Museum - Pastel Society of the West Coast- Stockton, CA - May 28 - June 22, 2008

2006

  • Twenty Nine Cafe - Los Gatos, CA - Group Exhibition - May 16 - June 18, 2006

2005

  • Pastel Society of the West Coast - 19th Annual International Open Exhibition
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  • "Live Worms" Gallery - San Francisco, CA - Octorber 20 - November 2, 2005.

2004

  • Feature Artist - Italian Chalk Art - San Rafael , CA - June12-13, 2004
  • Triton Museum of Art - Pastel Society of The West Coast
    Santa Clara, CA - March - May 22, 2004
  • Women's City Club of Pasadena - Artist's Choice Exhibition
    Pasadena, CA - Nov 7 - April 17, 2004

2003

  • Cafe RomaSF, CA - May 16 - July 1st, 2003
  • Chablis Gallery - Juried Exhibition - Sierra Pastel Society
    Placerville, CA -Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2003
  • Salt Box/Clubhouse Gallery - Juried Exhibition
    West Hartford, CT - Oct 18 - Nov 10, 2003

AWARDS

2015

1st Honorable Mention
Portrait Society of America
Members Only Competition 

Mid American Society Pastel Award
Pastel Society of America
43rd Annual Exhibition

Honorable Mention
Pastel Journal Magazine
Pastel 100 Competition 2015

2014

2nd Merit Award
Portrait Society of America
Members Only Competition 

American Artists Professional
League Award

Pastel of America
42th Annual Exhibition

First Place in Oil Category
Haggin Museum Competition
Stockton, CA - August, 2014

Top 100 Finalists
Still-life Category
Art Renewal Center's International 2013/2014

2013

Best of Show Award
Statewide Painting Competition
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

First Place Award
Portrait & Figure Category
Pastel 100 Competition 2013
Pastel Journal Magazine 

Best of Show Award
Pastel USA
Pastel Society of The West Coast
Ross, CA - June, 2013

Top 100 Finalists
Figurative/Drawing Category
Art Renewal Center's International 2011/2012

2012

Honorable Mention Award
Haggin Museum Competition
Stockton, CA -Sep, 2012

Top 100 Finalists
Figurative Category Art Renewal Center's International 2011/2012

2011

Best of Show Award
Statewide Painting Competition
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

Third Prize Award
Southwest Art Magazine
2011 Artistic Excellence Competition

President Award
Pastel of America
39th Annual Exhibition

Honorable Mention Award
Oil Painter of America
Associate Online Showcase Exhibition

Chairman's Choice Award
Top 100 Finalists- Figurative Category
Art Renewal Center's International Competition 2010/2011 

Prix de Pastel Award
First Master Circle Exhibition 2011
International Association
of Pastel Societies

South West Art Magazine Award
of Excellence
2011 Salon International
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Grand Prize Award
12th Pastel 100 Competition
The Pastel Journal Magazine
April Issue, 2011 

2010

Best of Show Award
Haggin Museum Competition
Stockton, CA -Sep, 2010 

Gold Medal Award
International Association
of Pastel Societies
Butler Museum - Youngstown, Ohio

Margot Schultze Award
Pastel Society of The West Coast, 
Open Exhibition 24th Annual Show

Top 100 Finalists
Figurative Category Art Renewal Center's International 2009/2010

Honorable Mention
Still Life Category - The 26th Annual Los Gatos Art Association
Los Gatos Musem of Art, CA

First Place Award
Figurative Category - The 26th Annual Los Gatos Art Association
Los Gatos Musem of Art, CA

Grand Prix Award
International Association
of Pastel Societies
The 15th Juried Exhibiton

2009

Honorable Mention Award
The Triton Museum of Art: Drawing and Print Competition

First Prize
Drawing category
Uninversity Art Open Competition

Robert & Patrica Suggs Award
Pastel Society of the West Coast
22th Annual International Open Exhibition - Santa Clara, CA 

Honor Award
Richeson 75 - Pastel International Competition, Kimberly, WI

2008

First Prize
Oil/Acrylic category
Uninversity Art Open Competition

Iona Hepper 2nd Place Award
for Pastel
 - Haggin Museum Exhibition
Stockton, CA -Sep, 2008

Pastel Journal Award
Pastel Society of the West Coast
21th Annual International Open Exhibition - Stockton, CA - June, 2008

2007

People's Choice Award
Chalk Art Competition Santana Row
San Jose - May, 2007

2005

Savoir Faire/Sennelier/Fabrino Award
Pastel Society of the West Coast
19th Annual International Open Exhibition - San Luis Obispo, CA

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