Bui Huu Hung


(b. 1957, VIETNAM)

Coming from a family of skilled antique reproducers, Bui Huh Hung had the opportunity to study and master the art of lacquer painting from an early age with artists working in traditional lacker workshops. His works on conventional wood surfaces and untraditional canvas are like the new Hanoi; while steeped in tradition they are painted in a thoroughly modern context and with the common theme of recollection. 



Hanoi Fine Arts University, 1975


Member of the Vietnam Fine Art Association, VIETNAM 

Member of the International Association of Lacquer Painters, VIETNAM



2010 “Recollection”, Apricot Gallery, Mayfair, London, UNITED KINGDOM 
2009 “Nostalgia”, The Red Gallery, Dubai, UAE 
2008 “The Land of Legends” at Park Hyatt Saigon Organized by Ben Thanh Art & Frame and Galerie Nguyen, VIETNAM 
2006 Participation at the Art Auction of Operation Smile in Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM 
2005 “Vietnam Nostalgia”, Galerie J.G.Armenegaud, Rue du Bac, Paris, FRANCE
2004 “Bui Huu Hung’s Lacquers”, Museum of Americas, Red River Gallery, Miami, USA 
2002 “Recollection of The Past” at Apricot Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM 
2001 “Rumination” at Metropole Gallery, Hanoi, VIETNAM
2000 “Motcomband”, King Road Gallery, London, UNITED KINGDOM 
1999 “A Novel Traditional”, Apricot Gallery, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
“A Novel Traditional”, Plum Blossoms Gallery Hong Kong, CHINA, SINGAPORE 
Kings Road Art Gallery, London, UNITED KINGDOM 
1998 Gallery 27, Cork Street, London, UNITED KINGDOM 
1996 Exhibition of lacquer paintings, Bell Gallery, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
1995 Exhibition of lacquer works, Residence of the Australian Ambassador, Hanoi, VIETNAM 




“Merging The Best Of East And West”, Limkowing University, Red River Gallery, London, UNITED KINGDOM.

2006 “Dragon and Butterfly”, Victoria Museum, Rome, ITALY 
2003 “The First Beijing International Art Biennale” Beijing, CHINA 
2002 “Where the Rivers Meet” , Vietnam Cultural Festival, Luxembourg and Univercite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BELGIUM
2001 Exhibitions “Contemporary Art From Vietnam”, NORWAY 
Art Club & E gallery, HONG KONG
2000 Gajah Gallery, SINGAPORE 
1998 “Nostalgia”, at Metropole, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
“With Heart and Soul and Mind” New World Art Center, New York, USA
1997 “The Sacred Seasons”, Notices Gallery, SINGAPORE 
“Past & Present”, Maison des Arts Europe Asia, Paris, FRANCE 
“Give and Take”, Galerie L’atelier, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
“Nostalgia”, with Thanh chuong, Metropole, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
1996 “Lacquer International” Fuitiija Art Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN 
“Media: Lacquer, Size: small”, Salon Natasa, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
“Lacquer International”, Fujita Art Museum, TOKYO, JAPAN 
“Black and White” Salon Natasa, Hanoi, VIETNAM
1995 “My Favorite Character”, Salon Gnats, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
1994 “Avant-Garde”, Exhibitions House, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
“Ueber Den an fang”, with Veronica Le Hong Thai, exhibition House, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
1993 “Art Spring”, Allian Francais, Hanoi, VIETNAM 
1983 Exhibitions, Occidental, Sophia Bulgaria 
1982 Exhibitions Lacquer painting, Vasava, POLAND


  • Eastern Fine Art Museum, U.S.S.R. 
  • Art Museum, SINGAPORE 
  • Museum of Sydney, AUSTRALIA 
  • The Modern Art Museum in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 
  • Wellington Gallery, HONG KONG 
  • Museum of ULB University in Brussels, BELGIUM 
  • Standard Chartered Bank, HONG KONG
  • Vietnamese Embassy, Brussels, BELGIUM
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