Angela Anh Nguyen
Angela Anh Nguyen - Artist

Angela Anh Nguyen

Officer Down!, 2021

Loop and cut pile acrylic on monks cloth

73 x 37 inches

185.5 x 94 cm

American fiber artist Angela Anh Nguyen (b. 1995 California) reinterprets the technique of tufting as an anti-establishment medium of self-expression.

 

Deeply informed by the artist’s background as a first generation American and child of Vietnamese immigrants in Los Angeles, Anh Nguyen’s meticulously tufted rugs subvert archetypes of American society from a working-class perspective. Her figurative rugs present life-size caricatures drawn from our chaotic modern age, from a bitcoin obsessed stockbroker to a flattened police officer bleeding blue, that speak to our general state of anxiety with a sense of humor and understanding. Her more traditional rectangular and circular “rug-shaped” compositions collage together cartoon characters, newspaper headlines, viral memes, and sports themes – playfully giving form to the mythologies that constitute the cultural ground beneath our feet.

 

Anh Nguyen introduces sustainability and small-scale production to tufting (a medium traditionally associated with industrial manufacturing) by using salvaged acrylic and merino wool waste, collected from thrift stores and textile businesses across the United States. 

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Angela Anh Nguyen - Artist
April 21-24, 2022
Fashion Industry Gallery
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February 19 - March 26, 2022
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