There are images that are memorable to us because they are come from our own experiences and contain our loved ones. But, there are also images that are memorable and personal that are created by culture– an image of a world leader, an image of a significant event, etc. These images are made personal to us in a way that is intimate, but in a way that is different from an image derived from our own lives. In this workshop, we will experiment with how to make “personal” a culture image through scrapbooking. How does collage and creating by the hand produce personal ephemera? How does the simple act of cutting and pasting suddenly make a magazine something that is intimately our own?
Tammy Nguyen is a multimedia artist working with geopolitics, science, and less known histories. She received a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2007 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013. From 2007-08, Nguyen was a Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam where she studied traditional lacquer painting. She has exhibited at the Leroy Neiman Center, San-Art, The Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Carriage Barns Art Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and the Inside-Out Museum. In 2014, Nguyen was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at Wave Hill as well as inclusion in the Bronx AIM program. In 2015, she was selected for the Scholarship for Advanced Studies by The Center for Book Arts in New York City. Her work has been collected by Yale University, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Art Museum. In Fall 2016, Nguyen founded Passenger Pigeon Press, an independent press that brings the work of scientists, journalists, creative writers, and visual arts together to create politically nuanced projects.