To be known first as one member of the New Faces which also comprises four other painters (Nguyen Quoc Hoi, Pham Ngoc Minh, Tran Tuan, Trang Quoc Huy), Dinh Quan is considered as a counterpoise of the Gang of Five which is well-known for its innovation art. Dinh Quan has been is an inspiring name of the contemporary art over the past twenty years. His painting strokes are still fine and fresh with new layout and colour mixture. His paintings is known by the combination of strokes of expressionism painting and diversified colour mixture which presents dialogue characteristics and sudden inspiration under the strict control of a master in painting.
Dinh Quan shows the firmness and independence in his painting. Girls from his paintings seem to be flabby, thoughtful and bashful. Trees and flowers help embellish paintings and their patterns, creating an attractive layout. A special pattern which is only realized in paintings of Nguyen Gia Tri can be seen under an unheard-of spirit of an exciting, complicated and polysemantic atmosphere in present moment.
Dinh Quan was born in 1964. He graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Art in 1990. He has many exhibitions in Vietnam and foreign countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and United State.
1964 Born in Hai Phong, the North of Vietnam.
1990 Graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Arts, specialized in lacquer ware.
Member of Vietnam Fine Arts Association
1990 National Fine Arts Exhibition.
1991 Hanoi Fine Arts Exhibition.
1992 Hanoi Fine Arts Exhibition.
1993 Hanoi Fine Arts Exhibition.
Group Exhibition in Hanoi
1994 Hanoi Fine Arts Exhibition.
Group exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City
Exhibition in Beijing, China
1995 National Fine Arts Exhibition
“Fresh Paintings” Exhibition at Red River Gallery, Hanoi
1996 “The Year of the Dragon” Exhibition at Trang An Gallery in Hanoi.
“Vietnam Contemporary Arts” Exhibition at Fujita Vente Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Group exhibition in Dijon and Nice, France
Group exhibition in Singapore
1997 “Vietnam Express: Vietnamese Contemporary Art” Exhibition in Oslo, Norway.
“A Winding River – Stages of Vietnamese Contemporary Art” Exhibition in Washington DC, USA.
Group exhibition in Manila, Philippines
“Hanoi Contemporary Arts” Exhibition in Osaka, Japan
“All the Rivers Are Running – Vietnamese Contemporary Art” at Trang An Gallery, Hanoi.
“Realistic & Illusion World in Dinh Quan’s Arts” one-man exhibition at Trang An Gallery, Hanoi.
“Portrait” Exhibition at Trang An Gallery, Hanoi.
1998 Group exhibition in Alliance Frangaise, Singapore.
“With Heart & Soul & Mind” Exhibition at New World Arts Center, Soho, New York, USA
Group exhibition at Lai Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
International Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea
1999 Group exhibition at Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
Group exhibition at Alliance Frangaise, Singapore
Group exhibition at Cork Street Gallery, London, UK
International Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea
One-man exhibition at Hanoi Studio
“Asian Fine Arts” Exhibition at Fukuoka Museum, Japan
2000 “A New Age” Exhibition in America
“Red Dream” Solo exhibition at Nam Son Gallery, Hanoi
Group exhibition at Gajah Gallery, Singapore
“Nude” Exhibition at Thaivibu Gallery, Thailand
15th Asian International Art Exhibition in Taiwan
“Friend and I” group exhibition at Friends Gallery, Hanoi.
Group exhibition in Oakland, California, USA
2001 “Contemporary Artists of Vietnam” Exhibition (16th February – 11th March) at the Artists’ Space, Concorde Hotel Sha Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
“The End of Growth” Ways of Development into a Sustainable Future” group exhibition at Arts Museum of Chiang Mai (16th February – 11th March) and Art Center of Silpakorn University, Bangkok (15th May – 5th June), Thailand
“Reflections of Life” two-man exhibition (29th March – 4th April) at Exhibition Hall Gallery, Hong Kong
“Separate Path” group exhibition at Dragon Gallery, Hanoi.
“Autumn” one-man exhibition (August) at Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
2002 One-man exhibition (opened on 27th April) at Thavibu Gallery, Thailand.
“Vietnamese Contemporary Artists – Part II” Exhibition (6th-29th June) at the Artists’ Space, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Exhibition in Luxembourg
“Where the Rivers meet” group exhibition in the Vietnamese Cultural Festival, Luxembourg and continued at “Libre de Bruxelles” University, Brussels, Belgium.
group Exhibition at C.V.N Art Central, Thailand.
Group Exhibition at C.V.N Art Central, Thailand.
Drago E La Farfalla” Exhibition, Roma, Italy.
“Impressions and Expressions” Vietnamese Contemporary Paintings, Thailand
“Modern Art” Group Show in CEAE, Hanoi, Vietnam
“Spiritual Spaces” Group show, Bangkok, Thailand.
2016 “At the hind sight” exhibition at Green Palm gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
1993 Prize of Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
1995 Prize of National Fine Arts Exhibition.