Winnie Truong is an artist working with paper-cut collage drawings using coloured pencil. Her recent works have focused on fusing elements of nature with the female body to create new living objects, environments, and psychological entities.
Truong lives and works in Toronto, where she received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design’s drawing and painting program. Truong is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council visual arts grants and is the recipient W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize, and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario, through which she exhibited at the MOCCA. Winnie has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, and Copenhagen and in New York where she was featured at VOLTA, NY Art Fair. Her work has been published in numerous art publications, including the cover of Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing. Her work is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, and Bank of Denmark.
During her residency at the VAR program, Winnie called new inspiration from her experiences living on the houseboat and observing the local flora and fauna. Through a labour-intensive process of cutting, drawing and playing, she worked on an ongoing series of drawings that disrupt the idealized female form and playfully examine the parallels between anatomy and botany, grooming and landscaping.