WINNIE TRUONG

Born in 1988, Winnie Truong specializes in large scale colored pencil drawings on paper. Truong lives and works in Toronto, where she received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design’s drawing and painting program. Truong is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council visual arts grants and is the recipient of numerous awards, including W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario, through which she exhibited at the MOCCA. Winnie has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, and Copenhagen and in New York where she was featured as a solo presentation at VOLTA. Her work has been published in numerous art publications, including the cover of Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing. Her work is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, and Bank of Denmark.

Basiisk With Tits, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 24 x 20 inches

Bull in Heather, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 24 x 20 inches

Feelers, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 24 x 20 inches

Friend or Fond, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 24 x 20 inches

Pining After, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 24 x 20 inches

Winter's Bur, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 24 x 20 inches

WINNIE TRUONG

B. 1988 Toronto, Canada

 

 

Education

2010            Bachelor of Fine Arts                        OCAD University

Solo Exhibitions
2017           Mother Of Peal, Mulherin, New York, NY

2016           Paper Cuts, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON

2015           Comfort Objects and Other Attractions, Line gallery, North Bay, ON
2014           invisble/visible, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON
2014           Rites of Passage, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, DK
2013           The Other Ends, Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY
2013           A Slow Immersion, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON
2012           Double Twist, Galerie Trois Points, Montreal, QC
2011           The Fringes, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON
2011           Winnie Truong, Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY
2010           The Harmless Anomalies, Show & Tell Gallery , Toronto, ON
2010           Hirsutus, Erin Stump Exhibitions at KMCAP, Toronto, ON                

 

 

Art Fairs

2017          Papier 17, with VivianeArt, Montreal, QC
2015          Art Market San Francisco, with Mulherin NY, San Francisco, CA
2015          Art Herning, with Galleri Benoni, Herning, DK
2014          Art Herning, with Gallery B15, Herning, DK
2013          Toronto International Art Fair, with Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON
2013          Art Copenhagen, with Gallery B15, Copenhagen, DK
2013          Papier 13, with Erin Stump Projects, Montreal, QC
2012          Toronto International Art Fair, with Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON
2012          Art Copenhagen, with Gallery B15, Copenhagen, DK
2011          VOLTA NY, with Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY
2010          Aqua Art Miami, with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Miami, FL

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017          What Is Left? What is Right?, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2017          Postcard, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON

2017          Paper Works, VivianeArt, Calgary, AB

2017          Muscle Memory, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016           4%ers, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016           NAPE, MAW Gallery, New York, NY

2016           Assemble, Art Gallery Of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2016           Material Girls, Calgary Contemporary, Calgary, AB

2016           Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015           4%ers, FFDG, San Francisco, CA

2015           Hey! Act III, Halle St. Pierre, Paris, France

2015           Pattern :::: Chaos, Cinders Gallery, New York, NY

2015           Mercury Rising, Mulherin, New York, NY

2015           All Types Of Characters, Joshua Liner Gallery, NY, NY
2015           Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2014           The Unpretentious Show, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, DK
2014           The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2014           Suggestivism Chronology , Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2014           The Convergence, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2013           Hair, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ
2013           Beekeeper: collaboration with Diane Borsato, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2013           Risqué: Dirty Little Pictures , Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2013           Suggestivism Rome, MondoPop Gallery, Rome, IT
2013           Ambiguous Faces, Gallery B15, Copenhagen, DK
2012           The Diamond Sea, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012           Suggestivism NYC, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY
2011           Likeness, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON
2011           Good To See You, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
2011           Ten Eleven Twelve,  Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY
2011           Selected Acquisitions, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2010           BMO 1st! Art Group Show, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
2010           Friends and Family, Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY
 

 

Grants and Awards

 2016            Canada Council Project Grant

2015            Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

2014            Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

2012            Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2012            Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2010            BMO 1st! Art, Ontario Winner
2010            Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Award
2010            401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize

Collections

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, ON
401 Richmond, Toronto, ON
Bank of Denmark, Copenhagen, DK
 

Residencies

2016 VAR program, Sausalito, CA

2016 AIRY, Yamanashi, Japan

2016 Leveld Kunstnartun, Leveld, Norway

2016 Doris McCarthy Artist Residency at Fool’s Paradise, Scarborough, ON, Canada

2015 The Drake Devonshire Artist in Residence, Picton, ON, Canada
2014 Sparkbox Studio Residency, Wellington Ontario, Canada
 

 

Artist Talks

2016 IDEO, Arts & Crafts Lecture series, Palo Alto, CA

2016 University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Curatorial Studies class with Ann Macdonald

2015 Line Gallery, public Artist Talk. North Bay, ON

2015 Galerie Saw, Free School lecture series organized by Jason St. Laurent. Ottawa, ON

2013 University of Toronto, Conversations from the Toronto Art World organized by Shari Orenstein.   Toronto, ON

2013 OCAD University, Alumni Visiting Artist Talk, for Painting thesis students. Toronto, ON

 

Selected Press and Publications

 Toronto Star, “On the Wall: Raymond Boisjoly, Josh Thorpe and Winnie Truong”, Murray Whyte, April 12, 2016 

Toronto Star, “Winnie Truong: Stranger In Fool’s Paradise”, Murray Whyte, February, 21 2016 

Hi-Fructose Magazine, “Rites of Passage: Winnie Truong”. Jennifer De La Cruz, Vol. 36, 2015. 

Hart House Review. Published by The University of Toronto, 2015
Canadian Art , “Material GirlsTakes up Space at the Dunlop”. Lauren Fournier, April 2 2015       

Toronto Star, “Lights out for ‘A Broken Line at Power Plant”, Murray Whyte, December 13, 2014
Ammo Magazine , Cover artist. Interview by Dave Hughes. August 2014, Volume 1
Juxtapoz Magazine, Winnie Truong Interview by Kristin Farr. May 2014, #160
George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC), Canadian Artist of the Week, April 14, 2014
Bizarre Beyond Belief, Winnie Truong Interview, Issue #12. April 2014
Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing, Ana Ibarra, Marc Valli. Laurence King Publishing ISBN 1780671105, 2013
Paul Robeson Galeries, Hair Exhibition Catalogue, Fall 2013 p. 102-103
HB No. 1, (contributor), Issue 1 , January 2013
Worn Journal, “Over Growth”, Interview by Serah-Marie Mcmahon, Issue 15
Cult Montreal, “Psych Out: Winnie Truong and Max Wyse”, October 18, 2012
Bear Deluxe Magazine, Independent Art (contributor), Issue 33, Spring 2012
Hi-Fructose Magazine, Winnie Truong (cover feature), Nathan Spoor. Vol. 22, 2012
Beautiful/Decay Book 7: Class Clowns
ArtBox Magazine, Winnie Truong Interview, issue 18, January 2012
EMPTY Magazine, Issue 21, January 2012
Carousel Magazine, “Winnie Truong: Trichophilia”, Mark Laliberte, Issue 28, December 2011,
Used Magazine, Issue 1, December 2011
MISC magazine, Fall Issue, 2011
Magenta Magazine, The Fringes review, Carolyn Tripp, Oct 5, 2011
Canadian Art, “Winnie Truong: Good Hair”, Mariam Nader, September 22, 2011
NOW Magazine, “Big Hairy Deal”, David Jager, September 15, 2011
Globe and Mail, Globe Style: Inspired, Bryan Gee, February 5, 2011