Artist: Tiffany Le
Media: Canvas, paper, ink, watercolor, acrylic
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery
Tiffany is currently studying for her MFA degree at Lb State. Ms. Le was born and raised right here in Garden Grove, California, and She has been interested in art since she was around three years old. Her mom noticed her drawing pictures from her cereal boxes as a kid. Tiffany talked about her family’s heritage, she’s from Vietnam. She was heavily influenced by her life as she was born in the States.
Tiffany uses canvas and printed paper in her art gallery, she also made really cool boats. Ms. Le is really versatile, I was actually amazed when I saw her gallery she has so many cool things going on at the same time. She also used LED lights, watercolor, Alyric, ink and charcoal. She uses Black in some of her pieces to show her dark feelings that she felt at that moment in time.
Tiffany’s work is based off of what her family has explained to her about their experiences in Vietnam. She uses those stories in her art work, you can clearly see it. She said she was trying to portray her experiences because most of them are not talked about. Ms. Le believes people have forgotten what most Vietnam refugees had to go through.
I really loved this art exhibit this week. Definitely one of my favorite art galleries this year. Also getting to know Tiffany Le was really cool, she was a really sweet lady that had a lot to share, she didn’t back down from anything and see,ed like a very strong and smart women. She really inspired me and showed me that we should be more connected to our backgrounds and where we come from and really knowing and understudying the history, and understanding our families history. Her story of how she was inspired by events in her family members lives, was really cool to me. I was really in to her history stories of the Vietnam War.