Nguyen Thanh Chuong

Biography of artist


  • 1949: Born in Bac Ninh Province (19/1/1949)
  • 1960: Entered the Hanoi Fine Art College
  • 1974: Worked as the painter, illustrator for Thong Nhat journal
  • 1975: Up to now, Work as main painter for Van Nghe weekly, the only weekly journal of Art and Literature of Viet Nam
  • Ever since he started drawing at age 6, Thanh Chuong’s passion and special talent have been recognized with countless awards.
  • 1956:  The fist work Alluber cock- good prize in painting competition of international children, England.
  • 1973: The third prize of Ha Noi painting exhibition.
  • 1974: Exhibition of illustration for Publications in Ha Noi
  • 1985: National painting exhibition in Ha Noi
  • 1987: Ha Noi artist Group painting Exhibition
  • 1988: Ha Noi artist painting Exhibition – Hanoi Fine Art museum
  • 1994: Painting exhibition China Asian art, painting Exhibition in Hong Kong, the second prize for Graphics by the Plastic Artists Association of Viet Nam Solo painting Exhibition- Red River Gallery, Ha Noi.
  • 1995: Exhibition of Viet Nam contemporary Art, Royal College of art, London, England.

                 '' Exhibition “Viet Nam open” – Copenhagen, Denmark''

                 '' Exhibition of paintings, Yokohama, Japan''

  • 1996:  Painting exhibition, Seoul, Korea

                  '' Exhibition of Hanoi Painting- Centre of introduction and Change for Arts in Hanoi''

                  '' Ten Hanoi’s Artists Exhibition – Nam Son gallery. Hanoi''

  • 1997: Exhibition “A moment from Ha Noi”, Duc Minh Gallery. Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

                 ''Exhibition “The changing face of Hanoi” – Hong Kong''

                  “Viet Nam selectin” – Nam Son Gallery, Hanoi''

                  “Contemporary Art in Hanoi” – Hanoi & Osaka, Japan''

                  “Aspiration” – Daewoo hotel, Hanoi & Nam son Gallery, Ha noi''

  • “Thanh Chuong’s paintings”, Viet Nam gallery, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam
  • “Vietnamese Sensibility”, Hien Minh Gallrey, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam
              “Gold paintbrush” – Faber Foundation, Castell, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

                  “Nostalgia – Sofitel Metropole Hotel & Red River Gallery, Ha Noi''

                  “A new morning”, the Hanoi Fine Arts College.''

  • 1998: Exhibition “With Heart & Soul & Mind” – World Art Centre, SoHo, NewYork

                  “Vision from Hanoi” – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • “Vietnamese sensibility” – Germany
  • “Vision from Vietnam” – Prudential’s collection
  • Five contemporary Vietnamese Painters -Vinh Loi Art Gallery, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
  • 1999: “Celebration of life” – Lon Don, England

                  '' Exhibition of intonations – Korea''

                  “The color of Vietnam” – New World hotel, Vinh Loi Gallery, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam''

                  “The 4th Vietnamese contemporary Art Exhibition – Art U Gallery, Osaka Japan''

                  ''The Exhibition Vietnamese Painting – Seoul Korea''

                  ''Two contemporary Vietnamese painters Exhibition – Katkamasu & Tokyo, Japan''

                  “The lacquer world of Thanh Chuong” – Nam Son Gallery Hanoi''

                  “Thanh Chuong’s lacquer painting” – Art U, Osaka, Japan''

  • 2000: Exhibition in Switzerland
  • 2001: Painting “Lover” was chosen by United Nations to make stamp and symbol for the year of Volunteers.
  • 2002: Group Exhibition – Jakarta, Malaysia

                  Group Exhibition – Belgium

  • 2006: Solo Exhibition – consulate of Vietnam, Sanfransico, USA

                  Group Exhibition – Victoriano Palazo, Rome, Italia

                  Completed his biggest art work – an installation, live museum named “Thanh Chuong Viet Nam’s art soul”

  • 2007: “good morning Vietnam, Good morning Korea “Art Exhibition – Samsung cultural Exchange Centre, Seoul Korea
  • 2008: Exhibition in Hanoi Fine Art museum
  • 2009, 2010: Participate in various exhibition in Vietnam and oversea.
  • 2012 – 2014 : Solo exhibitions in “Thanh Chuong Viet Palace”.
  • 1973: 3rd class prize HaNoi Fine Arts Exhibition
  • 1974: prize of international Graphics in Crecholovakia
  • 1980: Award 1st class prize for illustrations by Van Nge the literature and art magazine


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