Born in Thanh Hoa Province in 1988, Lê Thúy has an intimate knowledge of the rural life as she grew up on a farm. She currently lives and works in Hanoi after graduating from Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2013.
“Thúy has developed her personal narrative using her painting as philosophical life witness. She paints on silk, inspired by traditional Vietnamese folk narratives. Common animals like dogs, deer, birds, fish and insects populate her paintings. However, the animal imagery of Lê Thúy’s painting are personifications for struggles faced and often they are characterized either as victims or as destructive elements. Embedded in her intentionally beautiful compositions are elements of disturbance, decay and death. Thuy has been successful in manipulating the Vietnamese classical medium of silk painting to house a contemporary monologue on the contradiction of beauty and, or in, death.”, in an essay written by Seah Tzi-Yan, Programme Curator of Young Talent Programme 2016/2017.
Lê Thúy was won two awards including Young Talent Programme in 2016 organised by ION orchard and Affordable Art Fair, Singapore. Her works are in the collections of Dogma Collection, Vietnam and Elegant Team Development Collection, Hong Kong.