Meet the (Ăn)thology Artists 2022-23

Angela Hoang

Angela Hoang is an Asian Canadian artist whose practice is primarily concerned with exploring cross-cultural relationships within the Asian diaspora. Her work deals with themes of memory and connection through depictions of cultural spaces, cuisine, and family. She often makes reference to her own experiences growing up and questioning the meaning of her Chinese Vietnamese identity. Angela uses food both as a material and a visual reference to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures. After graduating from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Arts, she has since moved to Toronto to study Illustration at Seneca College. See more of Angela’s artwork at @omeuo.

Anna Đỗ

Anna Đỗ (she/her) is an illustrator, artist, and digital advertising professional. Being born and raised in Ukraine, she is fluent in 4.5 languages. In 2017, Anna moved to Toronto to pursue her goals.

As a graduate of Event Management and Marketing programs at George Brown College, Anna specializes in event planning, marketing campaign management, and creative arts. Currently, she works at Big 4 Media Agencies, collaborating with media, analytics, creative, finance teams to run digital ads for various accounts.

Even though Anna’s educational background is media-related, art has always been her passion since early childhood. Anna’s illustrations are heavily inspired by nature, music, fashion editorials, and personal experiences.​ She often shares her new artworks on Instagram and collaborates with magazines, content creators, businesses. Some of her hobbies are watching TV shows, travelling, volunteering, visiting art galleries, and vlogging on YouTube.

Connie Lê

Connie Lê (she/her) is a second gen Vietnamese-Canadian graphic designer and illustrator based in Toronto. She completed her Bachelor's Degree majoring in Graphic Design and minor in Illustration at OCAD University in 2020. During her studies at OCAD University, she delved into exploring every medium she could. What fulfilled her most was blending creative writing and poetry with her art.

Connie often looks for inspiration from mundane experiences, she likes to capture tender moments that make an impression on her. Between her city, family, friends, culture, and travels, those details always lead back to her curiosity. Her style varies from using vibrant colours and minimal designs to an explosion of magic, fun, and doodles. All together, she lets her sense of humour and cheekiness shine.

Connie is currently girl-bossing it and aiming to launch an online shop of cute stickers and cards. If she isn’t indulged in her work, you can find her collecting rocks, casting spells, skateboarding, snapping pictures, making music, and silly raps. Her next adventure is to travel back to Vietnam for a year and to get back to her roots. You can find more of her work at @connieele and her shop at @twopercocetmilk

Delia Nguyen

Delia Nguyen (she/her) is a Vietnamese young artist and art director based in Toronto, Canada. Currently, she is an advertising student at OCAD University. She uses different types of media such as digital design and photography to explore different perspectives of life. As a young curious mind, she is eager to learn more about her creative identity and style. Delia’s innovative approach to art aims to foster a sense of inclusivity and challenges society to reflect upon current social issues and stereotypes.

As a young Vietnamese woman who moved to Canada for high school, she sometimes feels disconnected from her own culture, but finds it fascinating to learn and relearn.- She believes that a rich culture like Vietnamese culture has complex layers underneath that we have to dissect and analyze.

Dung Thuy Phan

Thuy Dung, also goes by Leigh, is an interdisciplinary artist from Vietnam, currently living in Vancouver to study for her undergraduate degree at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She has always enjoyed the process of making and creating ever since she was little, like most aspiring artists. Her practice often centres around community, gathering, and bonding, and she strives to capture what she values the most: memories created with her friends and family. She enjoys communicating and expressing ideas using multiple mediums and techniques and playing around with bright and whimsical colour palettes in her artworks. She was self-taught for most of her artistic journey and that has driven her to be more experimental and have more fun while creating, whether it be 2D, 3D, or textile. Dung tries to engage creatively in as many ways possible, and she is always open to exploration and challenges. Having a long journey ahead, she looks forward to learning how to be more confident with her art and eventually use her creativity to help others in the community.

Kelsey Ngan Phung

Kim Ngan (Kelsey) Phung is an emerging creative director/ producer currently based in Toronto, Canada and Hanoi, Vietnam. She aspires to work in the broadcasting industry to create valuable content that offers an oasis in busy life. Kelsey creates creative works with unique storytelling and reality-based concepts while emphasising the chemistry and connection between people.

Through photography and videography, Kelsey documents small moments of daily life and her surroundings from her unique point of view. Her works reflect “a little special everyday of our ordinary people'' and “the ordinary everyday of our special people”. She captures the basic daily story that everyone can relate to as well as feel and see for themselves. Kelsey treasures the relationship with self, family, friends, and with our surroundings.

Megan Tranpham

Megan Tranpham (she/her) is a Vietnamese Canadian freelance photographer and graphic designer based in Mississauga. Megan is currently finishing up her final year at Guelph Humber University for their Media and Communication Studies Program. During her studies at Guelph Humber, Megan got an opportunity to explore all types of mediums. Further learning that photography and graphic designing was what she loved the most.

Megan loves to capture memories that people can look back on or editorial style types of images. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in Wedding Photography. Allowing her to capture a person’s happiest day that can be shared with everyone important to them.

Currently Megan is further building her portfolio trying various types of photography, graphic designing, and some video. You can find more of her work at @mtp.graphy.

Michelle Huynh

Michelle Huỳnh (she/her) was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a traditionally trained artist and freelance illustrator that experiments with colour.

During her studies, she was often told that her work is too illustrative for a traditional artist or too traditional for an illustration piece. With the best of both worlds, she took those criticisms to identify herself as an illustrative artist. Throughout experimentation, she uses a variety of colours in her work by learning colour theory. By incorporating colours in various mixed media such as acrylic, gouache and ink, colour combinations and their associated moods can be found in her work.

Her current style consists of colourful spreads by combining imagery in an abstract impressionistic form. No matter how often she experiments with different techniques, exploring colours is what makes her a unique artist.

Tiffany Duong

Tiffany Duong (she/her) is a Toronto-based, multi-media artist working towards her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) at OCAD University. In her work, Tiffany uses art as a tool to preserve the immediacy and individualistic nature of her lived experiences to create layered, melancholic dreamscapes that explore her womanhood, relationships, and memory. Her work is informed by the cinematography of indie and art-house filmmakers to the likes of Wong Kar Wai and Trinh T. Minh Ha, as well as women artists Hannah Hoch and Jenny Saville. You can find more of her work at @tiffanymustdie.

Y Vy Truong

Y Vy Truong (she/her) is a second-generation Vietnamese settler of refugee-immigrant roots. Pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), her research interests focus on developing grassroots methods to improve digital and informational literacy, and community based archival methods. In 2020, she co-founded Bảo Vệ Collective with her two friends Mimi Nguyen (she/her) and Kathy Thai (they/them) to enhance accessibility for COVID-19 related information for Vietnamese speaking communities. Translated materials include federal financial aid programs, health and safety, and more. Her work is enriched by those she shares space and community with. 

She gives many thanks to the communities that have nourished her sense of homeland, namely the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wúmesh (Squamish), səlílwətaʔ/sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, as well as the Qiqéyt (Qayqyat) community whose lands she resides on.

Meet the Previous Cohort

The (Ăn)thology Project was led by Monika Lê, Jennifer Trương and Vivi To and supported by Anna T. Nguyen, Linda Pham, Linda Bùi & Julia Huỳnh.

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