Tuyết Ánh Judith Nguyễn
Tuyết Ánh Judith Nguyễn (they/them) is a nonbinary multidisciplinary artist of Vietnamese ancestry living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder on the Ancestral, Traditional, unceded Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. With an academic background in social sciences and art therapy, Nguyễn's artwork encompasses themes of community care, bodily rest, integrity, mindfulness, and all bodies liberation in the genres of neo-expressionism painting and life drawing. Nguyễn often creates out of gathering insights about themself, creativity, people, and the world. They have exhibited for the View Gallery, featured at Vancouver Queer Film Festival, written for Disability Alliance BC’s Transition Magazine, and tabled at Flourish Together: QTBIPoC Arts Market. Grounded in a social justice framework, Nguyễn is a community support worker whose passions are rooted in holistic wellness, visual arts, compassion, harm reduction, and social change at the frontlines. As they grow, Nguyễn finds that they make art to revere life itself. Nguyễn is a homebody, big on karaoke and slice-of-life manga.