Thuan Vu

943 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, 06515
Thuan Vu was born in Saigon, Vietnam and settled with his family in New Orleans, LA. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, Thuan exhibits and lectures nationally. His paintings examine constructions of identity, especially those of Vietnamese refugees. His latest series of Kintsugi paintings revolve around the Japanese philosophy of embracing damage and wounds. This philosophy finds beauty in healing, scars being celebrated and highlighted with precious gold. His research has taken him to Vietnam, Japan, and Paris, where he studies Vietnamese communities world-wide. A dedicated and enthusiastic educator, Thuan lives in New Haven, CT where he has been a Professor of Art at Southern Connecticut State University for 23 years.
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