Artist Anh Duong Biography

Her latest solo exhibitions have been in New York at the Sonnabend Gallery and London at the Robilant & Voena gallery. The National Portrait Gallery (United States) acquired an 8 x 6-foot portrait Duong painted of Diane von Furstenberg for their permanent collection. In 2019 Duong was commissioned to sculpt the 50 stars that are part of the entrance wall of the new Statue of Liberty Museum. Duong has since become a recognized painter in New York City. Forgetting the subject to focus on the technical painting itself, she focuses on the portrait, and mostly the self-portrait that she has painted on a daily basis as a diary. "(...) her paintings expose an unexpected, unglamorous, intimate relationship with her body (...) Duong's paintings should be viewed as contributions to a different genre - they belong alongside the work of women such as Dora Maar, Anaïs Nin, and Frida Kahlo, artists who compellingly exposed interior worlds whose beauty, intelligence, and character-inspired creativity, both in themselves and in others" (artnet Magazine, 2004). Duong has also worked on a number of portraits commissioned by collectors such as Bruno Bischofberger, Princess Maria Theresia Alexandra of Thurn and Taxis (daughter of Gloria von Thurn und Taxis), and Simon de Pury. Duong's latest portrait has been a sculpture standing nine feet tall in stainless steel of Diane von Furstenberg commissioned by Barry Diller for the figurehead of his boat Eos.