Curriculum Vitae


Education

2004   BFA, President's Scholar, Studio Art with concentration in Pictorial Art, School of Art and Design, San Jose State University  
2003   Advanced Studies in Pictorial Art, School of Art and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017    This Journey, Pasadena Central Library, as part of One City, One Story, Pasadena, CA                                                                                                                                                           Lifeline, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2016    War Wounds, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
            Human Potential, Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Beach, FL
2015    Bone of My Bone, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2013    Cap(abilities), featured poet and visual artist, Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA
            We Are Here, Việt Báo Gallery, Westminster, CA
2012    Time and Time Again: A Retrospective Show of Works by Trinh Mai, The District Art Gallery, Tustin, CA
            University of California Irvine’s Vietnamese American Oral History Project, featured artist for project's public unveiling
2011    For Life: Paintings by Trinh Mai to benefit the Angkor Hospital for Children, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA                       
2010    It’s Time, Whitespace Gallerie, Naples, FL
2008 A Second Chance, Sona Gallery, Naples, FL
            I See, Six Degrees Gallery, Naples, FL
2007    I Still Am, Sona Gallery, Naples, FL            
2004    I Am, Gallery Three, San Jose State University
2003    Conversations With God, San Jose State University, Gallery Eight
2002    Painting through the Spirit, Tree of Life Church, Naples, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     Our Autumn Moon, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA (invitational)                                                                                                                                                                                           Prayers, Peace, and Resistance, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA (invitational)                                                                                                                                                Ribba, Coastline Gallery, Newport Beach, CA (invitational)                                                                                                                                                                                        2016     Nature and Us, Vietnamese American Society of Creative Arts and Music, San Jose, CA (invitational with catalogue)
             I Breathe With You, Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (juried with catalogue)
2015     Generations: 40 Hues Between Black and White, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (juried with catalogue)
                   (Curators: Dinh Q. Lê, Co-founder, VNFA and San Art, and Stephen Anderson, Director, OCCCA)
             Beyond Land and Ocean, presented by the Pacific Symphony, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
             Artist Alliance at the Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA (Juror: Robert L. Pincus, PhD, University of San Diego)
             The Artist Odyssey, 3rdSpace, San Diego, CA
2014     Fiesta Latina, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
             A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, Capital Gallery, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, The Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
             Coastal Color, Oceanside Museum of Art / Herbert B. Turner Galleries, Del Mar, CA (Jurors: Tom Noel and Larry Baza, Owners of Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego)
             LA Heat, Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (invitational with catalogue)
             Touchstone: Artist Alliance II, Oceanside Museum of Art / Herbert B. Turner Galleries, Del Mar, CA
                   (Juror: Wendy Wilson, Director, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery)
2013     Sacred Memories, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Jurors: Joelle Warlick, Exhibitions Coordinator and Collections Manager, Chinese American Museum (CAM); 
                   Michael Truong, Education Programs Manager, CAM; and Steve Wong, Interim Executive Director, CAM; Curator: Khue N. Jacobs, Curator, City of Los Angeles)
             APAture, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA (Jurors: Arc Gallery staff; curated by Melanie Elvena, Director, Asian American Women Artists Association)
             An Evening With Eight Poets, Fullerton Public Library, Fullerton, CA (Listen to selected works)
2012     Trùng Dương: The Convergence of Rivers, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, CA
             Bảy Cửa | Seven Doors, Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery, San Jose, CA
             Full Circle, The District Art Gallery, Tustin, CA
             Today, Tresidder Memorial Union, Stanford University, CA (Curated by Binh Danh, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University)
             3rd Vietnamese-American Art and Poetry Festival, African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
             Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
2011     Marvelous Metaphors: Art as Visual Poetry, Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA
                  (Curated by Thuy N.D. Tran, Ph.D., Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara) (catalogue)
            New Works, Pacific Place, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
            Friends Without a Border 9th Annual Gala, Espace, New York, NY
2010    Venation, La Familia Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Juror: Kelly Clark, Curator, La Familia Gallery)
            Turn, Turn, Turn, The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL (Juror: Rene Miville, Curator)
2009   The Canvas Project, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA; traveled to the Atlanta International Airport Atrium Gallery, Atlanta, GA
            From One Generation to the Next, Amrithika Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
            XOXO: 3rd Annual Nudes Exhibition, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Curated by Chad Christensen, Photographer and Founder of SF Smiles)
2008    Out of Clay, John Waggoner Gallery, Naples, FL
            Environmental Twists, Sona Gallery, Naples, FL
            Still Life: Further than Fruits and Flowers, Lauritzen-Rush Gallery, Marco Island, FL (Juror: Tom Cardamone)
2007    New Works, Room Interior Philosophy, Naples, FL
2006    Flux, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
            Nine, Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery, San Jose, CA
2005    An Exploration into the Realm of Duality, Green Rice Gallery, San Jose, CA
2003    Our Valley Our Voices, Gallery Three, San Jose State University

Selected Benefit Exhibitions

2016    The Glass and Ceramics Show, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
2015    Gathering Under the Banyan Tree, benefiting OCAPICA, Costa Mesa, CA
            Memories in the Making, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County, Irvine, CA
2014    Full Squad Art Exhibit to benefit the Warriors Community Foundation, hosted by the Golden State Warriors, Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA (Presented by Unofish)
2013    Incognito, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2012    Hearts in San Francisco, AT&T Park, San Francisco; traveled to Union Square, San Francisco; traveled to Wells Fargo (collection of Wells Fargo), San Francisco, CA
            Viet Hope 10th Anniversary Benefit, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
            Trùng Duong: The Convergence of Rivers, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, CA
            Lighting the Way for Justice, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach 37th Anniversary Celebration, St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
            Night of the Apsara, Villa Kirirom, Washington D.C.
            Friends Without a Border 10th Annual Gala, Espace, New York, NY
2011    For Life: Paintings by Trinh Mai to benefit the Angkor Hospital for Children, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Passage to Angkor: Friends Without a Border 2nd Annual Los Angeles Gala, The Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
            Bay Area Artists for Japan, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Healdsburg Fire Department’s Annual Fundraiser, Healdsburg, CA
            Fall into the Arts, benefiting Drawbridge and Education Through Music, SB Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009    1st Annual Art Benefit for the Bill Wilson Center, San Jose, CA
            4th Annual Art Benefit for the Janet Pomeroy Center, San Francisco, CA
            Patriotic Pets, Animal Refuge Center Charity Auction, Sanibel Harbor Resort, Sanibel, FL
2008    Gulf Shore Playhouse Charity Golf Classic, Angelinas's, Naples, FL; traveled to Dillard’s, Naples, FL
            Collier County Fire Department's 3rd Annual Winter Ball, The Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL
            5th Annual Royal Palm Winter Auction, Royal Palm Academy, Naples, FL
2006    A Light of Hope, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2004    Humanity Through Art: Traces of the Hundred Viets, Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery, San Jose, CA

Collaborative Works

2017   A Time to Heal, socially engaging fine art collaboration with Photographer J. Grant Brittain and war veterans                                                                                                                      Sponsored in partnership by Oceanside Museum of Art and MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA                                                                                                                                  Isolation, visual arrangement for P.Q. Phan's composition, Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University, Orange, CA                                                                                   2016   Treble / Tremble, a collaboration in movement and sound with Australian sound artist Luke Jaaniste, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
           Installation for Pacific Symphony's Lantern Festival, in collaboration with Heninger Village Art Studio, the Irvine Chinese School, and the
                   Nguoi Viet Senior Art Class of the Bowers Museum Treasures Program, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA
2015   VIETNAMESE FOCUS: Generations of Stories, Old Orange County Courthouse Museum, Santa Ana, CA
                   In partnership with the University of California, Irvine (VAOHP) and Orange County Parks                                                                                                                                        I Breathe With You, in collaboration with Kelly Clark, Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Honors  and Awards

2016 - Present    Creative-in-Residence, Community Engagement in partnership with Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
2012 - Present    Artist-in-Residence, Vietnamese American Oral History Project, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Irvine
2016    AHA Creative Project Grant, Newport Beach, CA
            Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film, Honoring Life: The Work of Trinh Mai, Viet Film Festival, Orange, CA
            AURA - AAAS Endowment Fund Award
2015    Artist-in-Residence, Intersection for the Arts (Sponsored by DVAN), San Francisco, CA
2014    Panelists' Selection, Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
                    (Panelists: Daniel Foster, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art; Tara Smith, Chief Curator, Oceanside Museum of Art;
                    Wendy Wilson, Director, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery)
2012    Hearts in San Francisco, Commissioned by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation to create a public art piece for the
                    9th Annual Hearts in San Francisco project
            Artist-in-Residence, The District Art Gallery, Tustin, CA
2011    Artist-in-Residence, Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA
2010    Winning Artist, Asian Heritage Street Celebration Poster Contest, San Francisco, CA
                    Artwork displayed on advertisements on MUNI buses (interior and exterior), BART stations, bus stops, and billboards
2008    Honorable Mention, Still Life: Further than Fruits and Flowers, Lauritzen-Rush Gallery, Marco Island, FL
2004    President’s Scholar Award, San Jose State University
2003    Dean’s Scholar Award, San Jose State University
2002    1st Place, Wave's Poetry Slam, San Jose, CA
2001    1st Award, Poets Unite, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1996    3rd Award, Alameda County Fair Art Exhibition, Pleasanton, CA

Conferences, Symposiums, and Presentations

2017    Culture and Creativity: Retelling History Through Artistic Expression, California State University, Fullerton
            A Time to Heal: Art as Catharsis, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
           Art-making Workshop with Trinh Mai, Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center, University of California, Irvine
           Trinh Mai: An Artist's Vietnamese American Journey, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, CA
           Archival Use in Research + Art, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles                                                                               Artist Talk with Trinh Mai: Documenting Life and War, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA                                     
           Where Your Curiosity Can Take You, Keynote address for Southeast Asian Success Youth Conference, University of California, Irvine
           A Conversation with Vietnamese American Artist Trinh Mai, University of California, San Diego
           Excavating Our History: Visual Art as a Method for Research, University of California, Los Angeles
           We Are Here: Vietnamese American Identity and Memory, University of California, Irvine
2016   Independent Visions: Sharing our Histories: Visual Art as Storytelling, California State University, Los Angeles
           Art as a Medium in the Search for History & Healing, University of California, Irvine
           Oral History as Transnational Method & Praxis, Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Miami, FL
           Critical Dialogues Beyond Borders, University of California, Riverside
           Sharing our Histories: Visual Art as Storytelling, University of California, Irvine
2015   Asian American Women's Literature & Art, San Francisco State University
            Search and Discover, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2014   Art & Influence,  as part of Painting Music, a partnership with Bowers Museum and Pacific Symphony, Irvine Chinese School, Irvine, CA
2012   California and Beyond: Conversations with Vietnamese American Artists, Filmmakers & Writers, Stanford University
           Trùng Duong: The Convergence of Rivers, San Jose Center for Performing Arts, San Jose, CA
2001   Arise: New Poetry by Trinh Mai, San Jose State University

Professional Affiliations

2015 - Present     Consultant for Visual Arts, Pacific Symphony, Costa Mesa, CA  
2014 - Present     Artist Advisory Board Member, The Artist Odyssey, Del Mar, CA
                              Advisor for Visual Arts Development, Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, San Francisco, CA
2012 - Present     Master Teaching Artist, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA (Watch documentary teaser) 
2015 - 2016          Visual Art & Exhibition Designer, VIETNAMESE FOCUS: Generations of Stories, a traveling exhibition, University of California, Irvine                                         2015                      Research Associate, Vietnamese American Oral History Project, University of California, Irvine
                              Director of Photography, Honoring Life: The Work of Trinh Mai, produced by The Artist Odyssey
                              Peer Reviewer, Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2014                      Course Designer, Painting Music, in partnership with the Pacific Symphony and the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
                              Consultant for the Arts, Healthy Asian Pacific Islander Youth Empowerment Program, California State University, Fullerton, CA
                              Co-Director & Curator, Children's Moon Festival, Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA
2012                      Curator, Trùng Duong: The Convergence of Rivers, San Jose Center for Performing Arts, San Jose, CA
                              Curator, U&R Magazine’s Grand Opening of House of Art @ House of Blues, House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
2008                     Pottery Instructor, Kilns N’ Clay Pottery Studio, Naples, FL
2007 – 2008        Private Painting Instructor, Naples, FL
2006                     Mural Assistant, Was, Is Not, and is To Come, a site-specific mural by Darren WaterstonInstitute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2005 – 2006        Art Instructor and Residential Counselor, Unity Care Group, San Jose, CA
2001 – 2003        Art Instructor and Counselor, Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County, San Jose, CA
2001                     Co-Choreographer and Dancer, Spartan Angels for SJSU Men's Basketball half-time performances, San Jose State University

Public Collections  

2017  
2016  
2013  
2008 
            
2007 
2006 
2002 

Newkirk Alumni Center, University of California, Irvine
Rocketship Education, Rising Stars Academy, San Jose, CA                                                                                                                                                                      Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA
Bayshore Coffee Company, Naples, FL
John Waggoner Gallery, Naples, FL
Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Resort, Estero, FL
Frank Shamrock Martial Arts Academy, San Jose, CA
Tree of Life Church, Naples, FL

 

Selected Private Collections

2016
P.Q. Phan and Anvi Hoang, Bloomington, IN

2015
L. Gliha, Los Angeles, CA
S. and G. Grover, Laguna Hills, CA
B. Parmeter, Irvine, CA
J. and I. Brito, Garden Grove, CA
Maria and Camila Martinez, San Gabriel, CA

2014
Joe and Nicole Lacob, Atherton, CA
Robert and Taryn Lamm, Portola Valley, CA
Thuong and Kim Anh Nguyen, Santa Ana, CA

2013
M. and A. W., Laguna Beach, CA
Judith A. Kaluzny, Fullerton, CA
B. and G. Ridley, Huntington Beach, CA
DeAnna Reposa, Newport Beach, CA
Partrick Probst and Jocelyn Wong, Charlotte, NC
Phuong Le, Westminster, CA

2012
Kelly and Helen Suhr, San Francisco, CA
Lillian Huynh, Irvine, CA
Tuyet Nhung Truong, Orange, CA
Diana Demetrulias, Belmont, CA
Gary and Mei Ching Glass, Lake Forest, CA
Michael and Nancy Le, Irvine, CA
V. Bryand, San Jose, CA

2011
B. Stamos, San Francisco, CA
B. and E. Stewart, Venice, CA
C. Hest, New York, NY
D. and T. Tran, Santa Barbara, CA
G. Schoeun, West Hollywood, CA
J. Camunas, New York, NY
M. Prak, Chicago, IL
P. Saunders, San Francisco, CA
R. Duryee, San Francisco, CA
S. Rentaria, San Francisco, CA
Tin Do, San Francisco, CA
W. and M. TsaiKho, San Jose, CA

2010
Jesus and Blanca Hernandez, San Jose, CA
John and Monique Saiya, Castro Valley, CA
Allison Birdsall, Campbell, CA
M. Kreis, Seattle, WA
Tai and Krisit Thach, Carlsbad, CA

2009
J. Lee, San Jose, CA
K. and C. Christensen, San Francisco, CA
M. Omran, San Francisco, CA
V. Gotingco, San Ramon, CA

 

 

2008
A. Tranter, San Diego, CA
C. and D. Hall, Mount Vernon, ME
D. Williams, Naples, FL
D. and E. Williams, Naples, FL
C. and S. Ausschnitt, Naples, FL
Danielle Masseria, Naples, FL
G. Workman, Naples, FL
J. and C. Keery, Marco Island, FL
J. Ross, Naples, FL
M. and Z. Drew, New York, NY
M. Cassell, Naples, FL
N. Hannigan, Coacachi, Ecuador

2007
A. Waggoner, Naples, FL
A. Chappell, Naples, FL
G. Shanabarger, Naples, FL
C. Donenfeld, Naples, FL
C. Whitely, Hana, HI
D. and J. Black, Ontario, Canada
D. Angus, Naples, FL
R. Gomez, Naples, FL
S. Ferner, Gilroy, CA
V. and A. Colonna, Wilkes Barre, PA

2006
D. and J. Rarrick, Dallas, TX
J. Carrillo, San Jose, CA
L. and C. Lam, Naples, FL
L. Smith, Naples, FL
M. Newhouse, Naples, FL
P. and J. Marani, Naples, FL

2004
Paul Nakada and Christine Hoang, San Francisco, CA
H. Shah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jenny Do, San Jose, CA
Hoai Phan, Huntington Beach, CA

2003
B. and K. Clark, Seattle, WA
C. Phan, Huntington Beach, CA
H. Phan, Westminster, CA
Hien Phan, Huntington Beach, CA
L. Huong and H. Phan, Irvine, CA
N. and L. Langston, San Jose, CA
V. Phan, Westminster, CA

2002
H. and H. Tran, Westminster, CA
H. Phan, Huntington Beach, CA
T. and H. Diep, Huntington Beach, CA

2001
D. Tran and D. Melton, Seattle, WA
Hieu and Huy Mai, San Jose, CA
Kim Tran, Huntington Beach, CA