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B. 1981 Rach Gia, Viet Nam

EDUCATION

2009 MFA California Institute of the Arts
2005 BA summa cum laude, UCLA, Los Angeles

EXHIBITIONS

2012 Narcissism, the Real, the Fake and the Anti-Digital Impulse, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2012 Behold the Invisible, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2011 Something you could wipe off, wash away, peel off, Around Poetics, Oakland, CA
2011 Tompkins Projects West: Works On Paper, Dan Graham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA x
2009 Why Theory, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles
2009 PRETERITION, California Institute of the Arts
2008 Pass the Buck, California Institute of the Arts
2005 More or Less solo exhibition, University of California, Los Angeles
2005 Matching Luggage for Divorced Couples, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2004 Annual Juried Exhibition curated by Lauri Firstenberg, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Free Stuff, Los Angeles, CA
2004 I Love a Parade, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Annual Juried Exhibition, curator Christina Fernandez, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Glitch, EDA, Los Angeles, CA.
2002 Group Show, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2001 Fantasy Caboose, California State University, Long Beach, CA.
2000 Printmaking Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, CA.

CURATION

2012 Curator, Narcissism, the Real, the Fake and the Anti-Digital Impulse with Anoka Faruqee, Nikhil Murthy, Karina Nimmerfall, Brice Bischoff, Seth Lower, Javier Proenza, Zach Kleyn and Biddy Tran; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Curator, The Road to Hell is Paved... with Dennis Adams, Andrea Bowers, Michelle Dizon, Charles Gaines, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Joaquin Segura, and Nate Young; Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Curator, Tumbleweeds and Other Histories with Steve Kado, Meghann McCrory, Ignacio Perez, Gala Porras-Kim, Ali Prosch and Ingrid Von Sydow; Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLICATION

2012 Introduction, Narcissism, the Real, the Fake and the Anti-Digital Impulse Exhibition Catalogue
2010 Published, The Road to Hell is Paved... Exhibition Catalogue (Buy Now)
2010 "The Road to Hell is Paved" Catalogue Essay
2010 "Conversation with Michelle Dizon," Michelle Dizon and Biddy Tran
2010 "Regarding our Pop Culture Problem, and Plato's: Charles Gaines & Biddy Tran, edited by Adam Feldmeth
2009 Why Theory, p66 (Download it here)

PANELS

Moderator, "The Politics of Art," Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA, with Michelle Dizon, Charles Gaines and Ashley Hunt
Panelist, "Uncanny Valley," Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, with Seth Lower, Nikhil Murthy and Chris Petersm moderated by Claudia Slanar

AWARDS & HONORS

2011 Puffin Foundation Artist Grant
2008 Joshua L. Meador Scholarship
2008 CalArts Scholarship
2007 CalArts Scholarship
2005 School of Arts & Architecture Academic Achievement Award
2005 Chancellor’s Marshall
2005 School of Arts & Architecture Commencement Speaker
2005 Art Council Undergraduate Project Grant
2005 Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)
2004 Art Council Undergraduate Project Grant
2004 Annual Juried Exhibition curated by Lauri Firstenberg
2003 Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Project Grant Award
2003 Annual Juried Exhibition curated by Christina Fernandez