The artists Nguyen Trung, Nguyen Thanh Binh and Tran Van Thao, all from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam, were artists in residence at Pacific Bridge for six weeks in the fall of 1998. This was the first visit to the USA. The exhibition, which opened in November displayed their recent works on canvas and demonstrated again why these three painters are among the most influential artists in Vietnam today.

Nguyen Trung @ Pacific Bridge


Nguyen Trung is an exceptionally intellectual and innovative painter, he is known as the leader of the abstract movement in Vietnam. He was formerly the editor of "My Thuat," the premiere journal covering the Vietnamese art scene.

Nguyen Tan Binh @ Pacific Bridge


Nguyen Thanh Binh is one of the best selling of the living painters in Vietnam. He creates strikingly beautiful figurative paintings which are simple in line and form and yet subtly complex in texture.

Tran Van Thao @ Pacific Bridge

Tran Van Thao paints large dynamic abstract works. He is one of the artists currently featured in the traveling exhibition "A Winding River, The Journey of Contemporary Art in Vietnam," organized by the Meridian International Center, Washington DC.