New York City / Ho Chi Minh City
b. 1989, Binh Dinh, Vietnam
Based in New York City and Ho Chi Minh City
Currently completing her MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and holding a BA in Graphic Design form Limkokwing University in Malaysia, Lys Bui has developed a wide range of creative work over the last several years that spans and unites the experimental with the commercial.
In this exhibition, through the work titled “From Saigon Project”, Lys turn the focus inward to examine the city through its architecture from iconic buildings to small street level stores. At the foundation of all the prints, is the drawing, which she has chosen to display coupled with the printed final framed work. Through the juxtaposition of the drawing and the print, we are allowed access to the artists creative decision making process.
Printed and framed, each print is one of a limited edition. The original drawings will remain with the artist as a source for continued reflection and learning.
The artist has also expanded her work into hand made and illustrated books detailing her observations of everyday life.
Lys’ work has been exhibited recently in the group exhibition, Crying Child, in New York.