Trinh Quoc Chien



170 x 60cm | 66.9 x 23.6inch

Buddahood II

98 x 90cm | 38.6 x 35.4inch

Fish bell (sold)

90 x 90cm | 35.4 x 35.4inch


Trinh Quoc Chien is a celebrity master in traditional lacquer materials. He is even not affected by predecessors to raise his own voice. It is seemed that each painting of Trinh Quoc Chien contains a secret. It is not simply a flat surface, the space of his paintings is normally divided and separated in different areas. It is quite easy to recognize some drawings, motifs and patterns in any places of his works: Goddess of Mercy, hands, lotus, bells, pearls, eyes, human faces, a sequence like Dong Son drums… All of them become mysterious and complex as a system of signs which has not be decoded, a map of the domain which has not been named. Dismantling the traditional symbols from its context and then recombine in another method, each painting with the artist is a solitary journey, a confidence, a sense to turn itself in the old soul with distant consciousness. The paintings seem to be an inner cultivation of the artist and a spiritual habitat in daily life. Trinh Quoc Chien was born in 1966 in Hanoi. He graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 1993. The artist participated in many important exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, Miami (USA), Bejing, Hong Kong (China), Thailand, and some other places in Vietnam. He was awarded the Asian Art Prize in 1996 by Philip Morris Group, Freeman Prize given to outstanding Asian artists during 1998 – 1999 period at Vernon Composition Camp (the United State). His works are kept in many museums and included in collections in Japan, Canada, Australia and the United State.

Trinh Quoc Chien

1966: Born in Hanoi, Vietnam

1993: Graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Art – Vietnam, Hanoi – Vietnam


2009: Group Exhibition, Traditional and Change: Vietnamese Art today, The Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in San Francisco, San Francisco City Hall

2008:Tranquility, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, USA

The Affordable Art Fair New York, New York, NY, USA

2007:Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, USA

ArtDC, Washington, DC, USA

The Affordable Art Fair New York, New York, NY, USA

2006:Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Buddha’s Hands, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, USA

2005:Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Tet Exhibition, New York, NY, USA

2004:Traditional And Change: Vietnam Art today,The Vietnamese Embassy

The New Spectrum: Paintings By Young Vietnamese Artists, Gelabert

Studios Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2003:Exhibition Beijing International Art Biennale 2003 – Beijing – China.

2001:Exhibition “Reaching the free space” in Contemporary Art Center – Vietnam Fine Art Association.

Exhibition “Traditions and beyond” in La Vong – HongKong

2000: Vietnamese lacquer painting “A New Age” exhibition in USA.

1999: Lacquer exhibition in Art Museum – Hanoi – Vietnam.

1998: Lacquer Exhibition in Song Hong Gallery – Hanoi – Vietnam.

Exhibition “A New Morning” in Hanoi University of Fine Art – Hanoi – Vietnam.

1997: Exhibition “Return to Oriental” in Nam Son Gallery – Hanoi – Vietnam.

1996:Contemporary Art Exhibition – Beijing – China.

International Asean Exhibition in Bangkok – Thailand.

2016: “At the hind sight” exhibition at Green Palm gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.


2010: Layers: Trinh Quoc Chien’s Compositions in paper and lacquer, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, USA

1999: Exhibition “Find Out the Lost Dreams” in Co Xanh Gallery – Hanoi – Vietnam

1998: Exhibition in Vermont Studio Center in USA.

1996: Exhibition in Exhibition Center of Vietnam Fine Art Association – Hanoi – Vietnam.


1996: Prize at the Asean Art of the Philip Morris Group of Companies.

1996: Prize at the Vietnamese Fine Art Association.


1998 – 1999: Freeman Asean Artist Award, Jonhson, Vermon, USA.