DInh Quan (Hanoi, Vietnam 1964 -)

Represented by


1997: "Realistic & Illusion World in Dinh Quan Art",
Trang An Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
1999: Solo Exhibition, Hanoi Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam
2000: "Red Dream", Nam Son Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
Solo Exhibition, USA
2001: "Ethereal Chams" Gajah Gallery, Singapore
2002: Solo Exhibition at Thaivibu Gallery - Thailand
2004: "Dinh Quan - Lacquer paintings", Thavibu Gallery,
Bangkok, Thailand
2006: “II Drago e La Farfalla” Exhibition in Rome, Italy
“Impressions and Expressions” Vietnamese Contemporary Paintings Thailand
“Modern Art” Group Show in CEAE, Hanoi, Vietnam
2008: ”Spiritual Spaces” group Show, Bangkok, Thailand

1990-1995: Participated in Vietnam National Fine Art Exhibition.
1993: Exhibition at Hang Bai Exhibition House, Hanoi
1994: Group Exhibition at Exhibition House, Hociminh City,
1995: "Fresh Paints" Exhibitions at Red River Gallery, Hanoi,
1996: Exhibition "The Year of Dragon" at Trang An Gallery,
Hanoi Vietnam
Group Exibition at Dijon and Nice, France
"Contemporary Art from Vietnam" at Fujita Venye
Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1997: "Vietnam Express: Contemporary Art from Vietnam"
Oslo, Norway
"A Winding River: The Journey of Contemporary Art
From Vietnam", Washington DC, USA
"Contemporary Art from Hanoi", Osaka, Japan
"All the Rivers Are Running - Contemporary Art of
Vietnam" , Trang An Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
"Portrait Exhibition" at Trang An Gallery-Hanoi, Vietnam
1998: "With Heart & Soul & Mind", New World Art Center (Soho),
New York, USA.
"International Festival of Art", Seul, Korea
Group Exhibition Alliance Francaise, Singapore
1999: Group Exhibition, Gajah Gallery, Singapore
Group Exhibition, Cork Street Gallery, London, UK
"International Festival of Art", Seul, Korea
"Asean Fine Art", Fukuoka Museum, Japan
2000: Group Exhibition, Gajah gallery Singapore
Two Men Exhibition, Thaivibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2001: "Separate Paths" Exhibition at Dragon Gallery-Hanoi,
"Contemporary Artist Vietnam - Part I", The Artists'
Space, Concorde Hotel
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Group Exhibition,Chiang Mai & Bangkok, Thailand
2002: "Contemporary Artist Vietnam - Part II", The Artists'
Space, Concorde Hotel
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
"Where the River Meet" Group Exhibition, Vietnam,
Cultural Festival,
Luxembourg and continued in Univercite Libre de
Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
"To the new season", Dragon Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2004: "The new adventures of Dinh Quan" (Oil paintings) -
Fine Art Museum, Hanoi
2005: Contemporary Exchange of Artistic Sensation -
Malaysia and Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dinh Quan has exhibited in China (1994), Japan (1996, 1997, 1999,
2000), France (1996), Singapore (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002),
Norway (1997), Philippines (1997, 1999), Hong Kong (1998, 2001),
USA (1997, 1998, 2000), UK (1999, 2002),
Thailand - Thavibu Gallery (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004), Taiwan (2000)
Malaysia (2001, 2002), Luxembourg (2002) and Belgium (2002).

His work is in the collections of the Singapore Art Museum, Vietnam
Fine Arts Museum, and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.


Dinh Quan is one of Vietnam’s most recognized artists as he has embarked on a self –described journey towards enlightenment. Through the medium of his art Dinh Quan has woven together his emotions, his memories of youth, his passionate Buddhist beliefs and the history of Vietnam resulting in an art that speaks a universal language. Beneath every layer of lacquer lie precious fragments of Dinh Quan’s inner self as he expresses the fundamental female form, strong and resilient. The female essence has been at the heart of his work which is connected to his strong reverence for his Buddhism and devotion to his family. Furthermore, in Vietnam and Buddhist cultures, the female icon serves as more than an icon of passion, her beauty lies in her embodiment of strength, hope and creativity. “A mother is the Sky, a mother is the Earth… I honor women for the love, despair and doubt that they impart to me”, says Dinh Quan as he often depicts women in a surrealistic style.

Dinh Quan has experimented with innovative approaches to the traditional art of lacquer painting and invented a unique and dynamic variation. Dinh Quan was born in 1964 in Hai Phong and graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University in 1990. Dinh Quan has exhibited throughout Vietnam, China, Japan, France, Singapore, Norway, Philippines, Hong Kong, USA, UK, Thailand, and Taiwan. His works are part of collections in the Singapore Art Museum, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.

Dinh Quan’s work is also part of many private collections worldwide.