Vy Ngo is an Austin based visual artist, who draws influences from her life as a Vietnamese-American, a physician, mother, and observer of the human condition. Born to refugee parents in rural Pennsylvania, her passion for the arts was overshadowed by cultural expectations, an interest in the sciences, and the desire to serve others. After establishing a career in medicine, Vy finally came back to her creative self and began painting in 2015. Her prolific and dedicated studio practice has led to solo exhibitions and group shows in various public art spaces and galleries, as well as awards such as the People’s Choice, in which one of her pieces was acquired for the City of Austin’s permanent collection. Her work has drawn attention from various publications and media, such as Tribeza and Arts in Context. Whether it be representational work to create a dialogue about identity, culture, and political issues, or abstract and conceptual work based on memories, neuroscience and human emotions, her body of work is as diverse as her life.



Selected Exhibitions

Solo shows

2019 – The In Between, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX

2018 – Dreamscapes, Recspec Gallery, Austin, TX

2017 – Strangers from Home, Asian American Resource Center, Austin, TX


Group shows

2019 – Exquisite Corpse, Recspec Gallery, Austin, TX

2019 – People’s Gallery, juror, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX

2019 – Between, Sixth Street Gallery by Camiba Art, Austin, TX

2018 – The Femme Abstract, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

2018 – 18+, Recspec Gallery, Austin, TX

2017 – Build Hope, Not Walls, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2017 – Prism, curator, Print Press, Austin, TX

2017 ­– People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX

2016 - Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Art on 5th, Austin, TX


2017 ­– People’s Choice Award, People’s Gallery, permanent collection, Austin, TX

2016 – Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Semi-Finalist, Art on 5th, Austin, TX