Christine Nguyen was born in 1977 in Mountain View, California, and currently lives in Long Beach. She received a BFA in photography from California State University, Long Beach in 1999, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2004. Her work has been the focus of several solo exhibitions, including those at The Hammer Museum; The Pasadena Museum of California Art; and Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California. Her works on paper have also been exhibited in group shows at 4-F gallery and AndrewShire Gallery in Los Angeles; the Armory Center in Pasadena; Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston; the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; and the Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City.
Nguyen’s prints and drawings bring to mind dreamlike ecotopias where strangly beautiful creatures interact. She often uses Mylar to create her spectacular, imaginary and sometimes whimsical images. In other work she will print her drawings onto photographic paper, assemble them into giant picture-landscapes which produce colorful unearthly panoramas. Nguyen’s view of the world is positive, at times scientific, but always captivating.