FFDG 11.11.11

Opening Friday, Nov 11th (6-10pm) at the FFDG temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St. @4th Ave in San Francisco

"11.11.11 features curated paintings and illustrations from a group of international artists that have caught our eye in the last year. These are some of the most exciting visual artists emerging today. Artists include Nathan Brown (Montreal), Ryan Bubnis (Portland), Huey Crowley (New York City), Ryan De La Hoz (San Francisco), Lola Dupre (Glasgow, Scotland), Hamishi (Melbourne), Russell Leng (Vancouver), Charles Martin (New York City), Eric Shaw (San Francisco), and Winnie Truong (Toronto)." - FFDG

Oh My Golly 2011
Pencil crayon on paper
12 x 12 (unframed)
16 x 16 (framed)


M/I/S/C Fall Issue

MISC is a quarterly magazine distributed globally about business innovation and design thinking. I am featured in the gallery section along with good pals Brendan Ko, Nathan Cyprys, Mike Ellis and Jan Avendano. You can find these at Indigo book stores in Canada and Barnes & Noble in the US.


The Fringes opening this Thursday 6-9pm

See you there Toronto friends !

Good To See You @ the Drake

Good to See You is the group exhibition going on at the Drake right now until November 17th. I have two pieces in this show along with works by James Carl, Kris Knight, Jennifer Murphy, Joshua Jensen-Nagle and Curtis Santiago. More info on the Drake website.


New Print and Upcoming Solo Show

Hello friends !
Sorry for the lack of updates. It all started with a big studio move, followed by lots of studio time this summer bummer working towards my solo show titled "The Fringes" opening September 8th at ESP in Toronto. I'm super excited and I hope everyone can make it out!

I am also pleased to announce my first ever limited edition print release. The print will go on sale this Sunday at 9am EST time, through http://www.winnietruong.com/. The original piece titled, " Vainglorious " is 22" x 30 " and will be included in my solo show.

Please go to the web shop for additional print info ☺ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫


End of daze

My Bestie ♡

Moving studios at the end of the month. Giving up my pretty courtyard for some direct sunlight and good company. Also, I think my Pet(e) Moss is dying : (


Poketo x Booooooom wallet collaboration

I'm a bit late on posting this... some months ago I was asked by Booooooom.com and Poketo to create a piece responding to the Afterlife along with other Canadian artists Josh Holinaty, Howie Tsui and Andrea Wan. Below is the final piece along with an accompanying interview !

POKETO Interview


BL!SSS Magazine

Finally made it to the post office during a heat wave to pick these babies up. I'm featured on the cover along with a fun interview with Liz Mcray in last month's BL!SSS magazine. You can find the issue in it's entirety ONLINE HERE

I love getting mail !


Still Spring

Bear Arms (2011)
14 x 11

-Getting ready to update the website with a few new-ish works in this series.
-Open Studio for Toronto folks at the end of June.
-Studio Move.
-Solo show in September.
-And some exciting announcements soon-times!


USED Issue 1

Art and interview featured in London based USED magazine by the talented folks at We Are Useful design studios.


New things

building momentum

I'm also starting a midnight athletics club for people who don't like sports but enjoy midnight biking in Rosedale.

OCADU's new visual identity

New branding incorporates work from recent graduates including yours truly : )

more at Bruce Mau Design.


Opening Photos

Opening photos were taken by new friends from CARTNY, which is a forum dedicated to the promotion of cultural dialogue between Canada and New York City. Check it out!

Until April 24th at Mulherin Pollard



I have a few pieces featured in CARNEMAG® ISSUE#8 downloadable on the website.


Hello New York Pals

I'm back in NYC this week enjoying people places and things. See you thursday.
Hard To Win Over
72x48 inches, pencil crayon on paper, 2011

WINNIE TRUONG at Mulherin Pollard Projects, New York

March 31 - April 24, 2011
Opening Thursday, March 31, 6 - 8 PM
317 10th Avenue, New York

Winnie Truong's larger-than-life portraits feature a drawn cast of characters displayed in all their hairy, heroic, glassy-eyed, gap-toothed glory. Executed with pencil crayon on paper, this work generates a dialogue on the beautiful and the beastly amidst contemporary concerns of the continued relevance of figurative art and portraiture, hyperrealist sculpture, and the impact of hair ornamentation.

The inspiration for the portraits is taken from magazine images. Reinventing the figure from a position of ambivalence and imagination, Truong adapts the sharp contrasts and vivid colouring of the printed source. By planting her characters onto the page stripped of their mise en scène details, exaggerated hair replaces the narrative authority of pose, dress and environment.

Winnie Truong lives and works in Toronto, and is a recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design's drawing and painting program. Producing large-scale, labour-intensive drawings and using only pencil crayon and chalk pastel on paper, her portraits exploit the drawn line to manipulate hair, flesh and blemish, exploring notions of beauty and discomfort. Winnie is the recipient of numerous awards, including this year's W.O. Forsythe award and the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize.

To view works by Winnie Truong, CLICK

Please direct all inquiries to Katharine Mulherin at 416.993.6510 or email info@katharinemulherin.com.

317 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001


Ashita: Artists For Japan

Hello friends, If you are in Toronto, I will have work in this fundraiser benefitting relief efforts for Japan. Please join me and the lovely group of participating artists for a great cause.

Time: Tuesday march 29th at 7:00pm - Wednesday March 30th at 2:00am

The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Our heart and minds are with the Japanese people and now its time for action!
The Toronto arts community felt the shock much like everyone else when images first started to appear on the news and stories through friends started to come in

Many of the artists have traveled to Japan as visiting artists or to study its rich culture and its embrace with nature and nurture. We have made many friends and built bridges through collabora...tions and deep friendship

Curator Rafi Ghanaghounian and Artist Daisuke Takeya are organizing a fundraiser event that will bring the arts community of Toronto together to support our friends in Japan both mentally and financially. All artists and performers will give their time and efforts for this very cause

This night will include musicians, artists, poets from both Canada and Japan. As well galleries have donated books and other items available for purchase

Thank you for your support!

Participating groups, sponsors and partners:
The Great Hall, GUU restaurant, K6cards, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Japanese Visitors Association (JAVA), Nihongo Art Contest 2011, Toronto Artists Fund Raising, Orange LLP, Healing Japan, Hardboiledinc for doing our shirts!!

Special Thanks to: Kateryna Topol, Christine Seki

Participating galleries (more coming!):
OBorn Contemporary, Le Gallery, Show and Tell Gallery, Art Metropole, Koyama Press, Narwhal/Magic Pony, OUCHI Gallery NYC, Orbital arts

Participating artists (more coming!):
Howard Podeswa, Laura Horne, Fiona Smyth, Yuriko Kubota, Tomori Nagamoto, Winnie Truong, Nicholas Di Genova, Shigeko Okada, Keiko Tokushima, Ayako Bando, Sonomi, Kobayashi, Bernice Lum, Ron Loranger, Pierre Julien, Richelle Forsey, Jae-hong Ahn, Juno Youn, Miki Shinozaki, Keita Morimoto, Shinobu Akimoto, Yumi Onose, Shinya Kumazawa, Martin de la Rue, Joshua Choi, James Fowler, Martin Ouellette, Patrick DeCoste, Daisuke Takeya, Matt Evans, Martin Reis, Aisha Simpson, Harvey Chan, Peter Chan, Shary Boyle, Akira Yoshikawa, Rie Aikawa, Bud Fujikawa, Laura Adams,Tanya Reed, Dasar, REN, Amy Wong, Risa Kusumoto, Chrisopher Hayes

Participating performers:

Your MC's for the evening:
Rafi Ghanaghounian and Nana Akimoto

Clara Venice and Ken Ogawa
Nobu Adilman: Choir!Choir!Choir!
Rambunctious featuring Michael Louis Johnson
Ashely Ingram

AKA Dance (Keiko Ninomiya, Amy Hampton, Mike Dell)
Natasha Bailey, Nayeon Kim, Adam Herst, Yumi Onose
VPV (Daisuke Takeya, Ayumi Sawada, Tatsu)

tea ceremony:
Tomori Nagamoto and Mika Sato

poetry by:
Ewan Whyte, Bonnie Bowman

Luis Jacob
Derek Mainella