Tuan Kien Nguyen is a multi-disciplined artist residing in the Washington, D.C. metro area. His work includes television production, documentaries, animation and, more recently, apparel design. Nguyen studied classical art in Rome, Italy and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree. in imaging and digital.
In 2005, Nguyen created ANH OI, a trendy apparel line that is internationally recognized. This new source of outlet for his creativity allows him to express himself on T-shirts and other apparel. His designs incorporate a humorous yet subtle mixture of Vietnamese culture and modern influences.
A personal project of his is producing a new animation series titled “Legends of Vietnam” (LOV), in which he retells ancient Vietnamese folklore that contain proverbs and underlying moral lessons. He hopes that the characters in this animation will ignite new interest in the Vietnamese culture and provide the younger generation with a variety of heroes and heroines to look up to.
Nguyen plans to focus his work on the Vietnamese community at-large to educate and inspire the next generation of young people about the Vietnamese culture.