About

Biography

Hello! A little bit about me: I was born in Vietnam and came to Australia as a refugee in 1980. My family settled on the Western Australian coast, where I studied Fine Art at Curtin University when Ted Snell was running it, majoring in Printmaking under the watchful eye of Harry Hummerston. I did minors in painting, drawing, anthropology and creative writing.

I moved to Melbourne in 2002 where I eventually studied Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. For a time writing and editing was my focus and I’ve work published in several anthologies (including Growing up Asian in Australia), and also in Overland, Peril Magazine and Kill Your Darlings. I worked in editorial roles at KYD between 2013 and 2016 and have had editorial roles with Paroxysm Press and Redbubble. I’ve been involved with the National Young Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival either as an event coordinator or panellist.

I live in Wadawurrung country (Geelong, Australia) with my partner and our two daughters.

Artist Statement

I am drawn to scenes in domestic settings and intimate public spaces. I often think of my work as manifesting the sublime in small scale, where I can explore the symbology of everyday objects and motifs. I look for how these can be expressed to share a sense of joy in the intangible. I belong to the Viet diaspora and the concerns, conflicts and opportunities of walking two worlds informs much of my work living in Australia.