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​Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice includes drawing, painting, public art, and community engagement. Her work explores cultural perception and representation. Huynh challenges beauty standards by constructing images of the Asian female body vis-à-vis plastic surgery to unpack how contemporary cosmetic surgery can whitewash cultural and racial identity. Her work of drawings and prints on pink donut boxes explores the complexities of assimilation and cultural negotiation among Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees who have resettled in the United States.

Huynh completed undergraduate coursework at the University of Southern California, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA; Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Museum at California State University, Long Beach, CA; Center for Creativity and the Arts at Fresno State University, Fresno, CA; Asia Society Texas, Houston, TX; School of Art and Design, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA; Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at California State University Los Angeles, CA; Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA; José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA;  U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; among others. Huynh has also completed public art commissions for the Metro Orange Line, Metro Silver Line, the Los Angeles Zoo, and the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. Her work can be found in prominent collections including the Vincent Price Art Museum, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, as well as private collections. She is Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College, and served as the Chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of South Pasadena and Chair of the Prison Arts Collective Advisory Council. She is currently on the Board of Directors for LA Más, a non-profit organization that serves BIPOC working class immigrant communities in Northeast Los Angeles. ​Phung Huynh lives and works in Los Angeles.

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