An Introduction to the Creative Fusion Fall Class: Nguyen Manh Hung

Each time one of our Creative Fusion residencies ends, we think we will never see as wonderful a group of artists again. Each time we are wrong. As you will see with the Fall 2015 residency, our international guests have jumped into their work with both feet, connecting with the community and beginning to explore their own creative projects. We can’t wait to see what each of them will produce during their short but intense three-month stay here.

This is the third in a series of ongoing blogs introducing you to our new artists.

Hung working on a sketch

Hung working on a sketch

Nguyen Manh Hung – Vietnam
Hosted by Negative Space Gallery 

The multi-talented Hung has enjoyed working – and playing – at Negative Space since beginning his residency there. He has already finished three small oil-on-canvas paintings in the studio and performed alongside local musicians at Negative Space’s monthly Open Mic night. Hung also spent time visiting Cleveland’s art museums. He is particularly excited to conduct research at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where the free admission will allow him to visit as frequently as he wants.

Hung recently traveled to Chicago to attend the Art Expo and visit friends in the city. During his visit, he gave a lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where one of his friends is a professor of art history. At the Art Expo, Hung met up with his friend and fellow artist Hank Willis Thomas, who introduced him to a number of people involved in the Chicago art scene.