Bui Huu Hung


Princess in red

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch

Bamboo landscape.

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch

Girl with the bird-cage.

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch

Harvert season

122 x 244cm | 48 x 96.1inch

Red dream

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch
Sông Hồng

Red river

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch

Royal lady VII

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch
Still-life III

Still-life III

122 x 122cm | 48 x 48inch


1957 Born in Hanoi, Vietnam

Graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University

1975 Studied lacquer painting with lacquer Artists at traditional workshops

1986 Set up Nha San studio in Hanoi Member of the Vietnam Fine Art Association

1996 Member of International Association of Lacquer Painters


1995 Exhibition of lacquer works, at residence of the Autralian Ambassador Hanoi.

1996 Exhibition of lacquer paintings, Bell Gallery Hanoi

1998 Exhibition at Gallery 27Cork Street London

1999 “A Novel Traditional”, Hanoi, Vietnam

1999 “A Novel Traditional”, Plum Blossoms Gallery Hongkong & Singapore

1999 King Road Gallery, London England & Plum Blossoms Hong Kong

2000 Motcomband King Road Gallery London

2001 “Rumination” at Metropole – Hanoi

2002 “Recollection of The Past” Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

2004 “Bui Huu Hung’s Lacquers” Museum of Americas, Miami USA

2005 “Vietnam Nostalgia”. Galerie J.G.Armenegaud, Rue du Bac Paris. Accompanying Catalogue.

2006 Participation at the Art Auction of Operation Smile in HCMCity

2008 “The Land of Legends” at Park Hyatt Saigon Organized by Ben Thanh Art & Frame and Galerie Nguyen

2009 “Nostalgia”. at The Red Gallery in Dubai. UAE

2010 “Recollection” at 27 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4HZ.


1982 Exhibitions Lacquer paiting, Vasava Poland.

1983 Exhibitions, Occidental, Sophia Bulgaria.

1993 “Art Spring”, Allian Francais, Hanoi Vietnam

1994 “Avant-Garde”, Exhibitions House, Hanoi Vietnam

1996 “Lacquer International” Fuitiija Art Museum Tokyo

1997 “The Sacred Seasons”, Notices Gallery, Singapore with Nguyen Tu Nghiem

1997 “Past & Present”, Maison des Arts Europe Asia Paris France with Le Hong Thai

1998 “Nostalgia”, at Metropole, Hanoi, with Thanh Chuong

1998 “With Heart and Soul and Mind” New World Art Center NewYork USA

2001 Exhibitions “Comtemporary Art from Viet nam – Norway”

2002 “Where the Rivers Meets” group exhibition Luxembourg and continued at “Libre de Bruxelles”. University, Brussels Belgium

2003 International Exhibiton “The First Beijing International Art Biennale” Beijing China

2006 International Exhibition “Dragon and Butterfly” in Victoria Museum – Rome

2008 “Merging the Best of East and West” group exhibition in Limkowing University – London


Eastern Fine Arts Museum of USSR

Singapore Art Museum

Museum of Sydney Autralia

Museum of ULB University in Brussels Belgium


Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong

Vietnamese Embassy, London England

Vietnamese Embassy, Brussels Belgium

Vietnamese Embassy, USA


1998 Bui Huu Hung

1999 Bui Huu Hung

1999 A Novel Tradition

2003 Bui Huu Hung Vietnam Nostalgia

2005 Bui Huu Hung Vietnam Nostalgia

2006 Participation at the Art Auction of Operation Smile

2008 “The Land of Legends”

2010 “Bui Huu Hung Recollection

Bui Huu Hung

Being descended from a family with the traditional painting job, Bui Huu Hung quickly

grasped the know-how in this field to become an painter-expert specialized in lacquer of the

Vietnamese painting in the innovation stage. Quintessence and up-and- down of the paint used

for screens, parallel sentences/ couplets, painted statues, antique furniture in temples and

pagodas deeply influenced on painters and they were shown in modern lacquer works.

He is the first artist who put the images of princes and princesses into paintings. Bui Huu

Hung did not only exploited ancient cultural elements such as clothes, jewelry, patterns but

also formed a different world outlook. In a quiet space, those in royal clothes stand or sit

surrounding ancient objects, creating unreal images from the past and presenting existing and

value characteristics. Paintings are questions with outlook on life and nostalgia created by the

mysterious spiritual world of the artist.

Bui Huu Hung was born in 1957 in Hanoi and graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University.

He is a member of the association of international lacquers artists. His works were exhibited

in many places of the world such as London, Norway, New York, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium

and Vietnam.