Hang Nguyen
San Francisco, California

Hang Nguyen wants her work to convey something emotional, organic and kinetic. She currently lives in San Francisco and enjoys the character of the city. Expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative School greatly influence her work. She recently found that wavelengths and vibrations inspire her. Fun fact: Hang was selected by San Francisco to commission artwork for the new 49ers football stadium.

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Artist and Customer Comments

Hang Nguyen 5/7/2014 | 11:57 PM

Wow, I can't believe it's May already! Spring has sprung in San Francisco, and I'm finally emerging from a long winter of heads-down, hamster-wheel work. Since I wrapped up my "Resonance" series, many of which are EXCLUSIVELY available at Ugallery, I've been thinking about and exploring a new series. Churning ideas, one would say. While it's difficult to not have paintings to debut, the exploration is really a vital part of my process. To know what works, I have to uncover what doesn't work. So I'm still here, even though I haven't shown you anything new. Stay tuned ...

Hang Nguyen 1/27/2014 | 12:51 AM

JPW, thank you for your note! I'm so pleased that you are enjoying "94110." I will keep you posted on upcoming shows (none planned as of yet). Feel free to send me your contact information, and I will add you to my email list. Thank you again.

JPW 1/26/2014 | 10:05 AM

I am really enjoying 94110 and the beautiful, vibrant colors. Thank you! I live near San Francisco and would be interested in viewing more of your work if you have an open studio or showing.

Hang Nguyen 10/20/2013 | 1:21 PM

In turn, H Haynes, what a wonderful way to start a Sunday morning, with a thoughtful and encouraging comment about my work! Thank you. If you'd like to see any of these pieces in person, please be in touch with me or with the staff at Ugallery's headquarters.

H Haynes 10/20/2013 | 10:54 AM

I'll be in San Francisco this coming week and I was laying in bed musing about purchasing some art while I'm there. I came across Ugallery and as I'm browsing the website my eye is constantly being drawn to your work from your Resonance series. Simply beautiful...what a wonderful way to start a Sunday morning!

Hang Nguyen 11/27/2012 | 7:49 PM

I am not a patient person. If the bus GPS tells me that my ride is scheduled to arrive in 6 minutes, I wonder if I have time to get a cup of coffee. Paradoxically, I have an inordinate amount of patience for art. I can spend hours ... Read more here:

Hang Nguyen 11/2/2012 | 12:04 AM

I am thrilled to share that I'm back in the studio, working on a new series of oil paintings. I feel the most alive--bewildered and pleased--when I paint. I feel sheepish about how long I've been away from oil painting, and delighted about how quickly it felt exactly right. I found the motivation to start painting again when I was speaking with an acquaintance. We discovered that we had painting in common. When he asked "Oil or acrylic?", I took no time to state definitively, "Oil." I started talking about the thickness of the paint, the texture, the gloss ... to which he stated, "You just want to eat them, they're so yummy." Indeed, oil painting is yummy.

Hang Nguyen 10/1/2011 | 2:57 PM

Happy October! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I've added a few new paintings--featuring shades of pink, of course! And to make things sweeter, 20% of my sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

L. Liscia 11/16/2010 | 7:07 AM

The reason so many people are baffled by contemporary art is not because they don't have the tools to relate to it - but because the skill, the cohesion of the vision served by the mastery of the medium are not apparent. In Hang's work they are; abundantly, with a sophistication of palette and themes that delights and moves.

Hang Nguyen 7/11/2010 | 3:48 PM

I am thrilled to be a part of the Ugallery community! Please browse my new work and send some feedback.


Oil painting on masonite board
Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x .38" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.


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This piece is a part of my "Resonance" series, which is a visual response to a personal yearning. In our world of Facebook "likes" and 140-character tweets, I seek connections that do not dampen, but vibrate--resonate--long after being sparked. In this piece, resonance is shown in short spikes. The title refers to a personal frequency at which resonance occurred.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Masonite board

Masonite board is a thin, smooth panel of highly compressed wood. If not already framed, most masonite board artwork will require framing.


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