Quynh-Mai Nguyen

Quynh-Mai Nguyen (she / her / chị / em), sounds like gwin-my-win, is a social practice artist, community organizer, creative producer, and musician living in San José, CA. Quynh-Mai is dedicated to working with underrepresented communities to help uplift their narratives through art, placemaking, and cultural arts programming. She curates and produces Lunar X Art Hop, a series of local pop-up galleries as well as Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward, a social art exhibition that promotes AAPI narratives. She has an imagination that dares to transform and nurture the world around her through her stories, social art, design, and civil interactions. Her writing has a quiet strength that is both tender and fierce with narratives driven to preserve the stories of her family, identity, and experiences. In 2017, her poem Mai was published in part of spring mother tongue, an anthology of poetic voices from Santa Clara County. Her poem War Paint was also featured in a poetry mixtape featuring local Bay Area poets in which she co-produced in 2016. She is a Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute alumni, a 2020 Emerging City Champion, and one of 10 KQED Arts Bay Brilliant recognized cultural workers in the Bay Area in 2018. IG: @quynh.mai.nguyen  |  www.quynh-mai.com

Quynh-Mai was invited by ASHA.