Looking at Art with an Artist
Taught by Tammy Nguyen
Tammy Nguyen (b. 1984, San Francisco, CA) received a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2007 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013. From 2007-08, Nguyen was a Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam where she studied traditional lacquer painting. She has exhibited at the San-Art, The Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Carriage Barns Art Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and the Inside-Out Museum. In 2014, Nguyen was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at Wave Hill as well as inclusion in the Bronx AIM program. In 2015, she was selected for the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Art with The Center for Book Arts in New York City. Her work has been collected by Yale University and the Museum of Modern Art. In Fall 2016, Nguyen founded Passenger Pigeon Press, an independent press that aims to address geopolitics, science, and identity through art. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space program.
You like art and want to understand it more. You've never studied art history but you're curious and want to know what art lovers are thinking when they're staring at a famous painting or that questionable contemporary art installation that you just don't get.
Learn to look at art with a professional artist! Painter & printmaker Tammy Nguyen will lead a casual & conversational walkthrough of the paintings in her solo exhibition, PRIMATE CITY, currently on view at Brooklyn's Ground Floor Gallery. Nguyen, a graduate of Yale's MFA program whose work is in the library of the Museum of Modern Art, will introduce you to the basics of painting, her process in the studio, and what she thinks about when she's looking at artwork by other artists.
Join us! Refreshments will be served.
This class takes place at Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street in Park Slope.