Winnie Truong

b. 1988 Toronto, Canada

Winnie Truong is an artist based in Toronto, whose practice examines today’s ideas of beautiful and the grotesque. Winnie's work finds great inspiration from the sci-fi tales of John Wyndham, H.G. Wells, as well as the "monster of the week" plot-lines of the X-files. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize and the BMO1st! Art Award for Ontario, and has exhibited her work art fairs and solo shows in both New York and Toronto.

Reimagining hair as a living extension of the self and personality, elaborate coifs adorn and protectively envelop Truong's subjects. Constructions to shield and keep the outside at bay become objects of self-definition; a circular and self-consuming feat. Truong gives us static and interpretative visions of a sitter and the conflicts within, her subjects at once being singular and twofold. Through masked visages, mirror images and endless knots, Truong's new series playfully examines the ambiguous line where the veil ends and the subject begins.