Join us and artist Tammy Nguyen as we celebrate the release of her first book of fiction O, published by Ugly Duckling Presse, this weekend at Printed Matter / St Marks. Nguyen will be reading from O accompanied by ensemble Sonic Mud, who will make music using handmade ceramic instruments. Following the reading we’ll have a reception with a DJ set by Emmy Catedral, beer generously donated by Bronx Brewery, and Vietnamese snacks!
Capacity is limited, please arrive early to ensure attendance. Image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. Photos by Daniel Kukla.
Tammy Nguyen is a multimedia artist and writer whose work spans painting, drawing, printmaking, and publishing. Intersecting geopolitical realities with fiction, her practice addresses lesser-known histories through a blend of myth and visual narrative. She is the founder of Passenger Pigeon Press, an independent press that joins the work of scientists, journalists, creative writers, and artists to create politically nuanced and cross-disciplinary projects. In 2008, she received a Fulbright scholarship to study lacquer painting in Vietnam, where she remained and worked with a ceramics company for three years thereafter. Nguyen received an MFA from Yale in 2013 and was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at Wave Hill in 2014 and a NYFA Fellowship in painting in 2021. Recently her work was included in Greater New York 2021 at MOMA PS1 and has also exhibited at Nichido Contemporary Art in Japan, Smack Mellon, Rubin Museum, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Vietnam, and the Bronx Museum, among others. She is represented by Lehmann Maupin New York, Seoul, London.