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My Linh Mac/ Summer Issue

My Linh Mac is a multi-media artist, visual designer and art educator based in Chicago. Mac is best known for her digital paintings, traditional oil paintings and her series of contemporary ‘galactic /no-brush’ paintings- Ranbu. As an accomplished painter, her works portray beauty in humble places with her signature style of deep and vibrant accent colors. While Mac’s paintings have varied genres, from conceptual, abstract, and figurative to contemporary, her digital and visual design works are commercial.

Mac discovered nontraditional techniques bring further variety to her paintings through the use of color manipulation and the manipulation of materials and presentation platforms. Her niche is the ability to produce art within one medium that looks as if it were created within a different medium. Each of Mac’s artworks “speak for itself”, her unique approach of combining elements and medium gives her the credibility of an inventive artist and visual designer. What makes her work stand out among young emerging artists is how she incorporates not only technical skills and knowledge from multiple creative fields of design, art, and technologies; but also, her per- sonal experience and cultural exposure from different parts of the world as a traveler. Mac is originally from Vietnam and pursued her art education in Singapore, Australia, and the United States. Mac received her Bachelor of Art in Digital Media & Painting from Valparaiso Uni- versity, her Master’s in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)and her 2nd Master in Entrepreneurship for the Creatives from Columbia College of Chicago (CCC). Mac’s multi-media artworks are represented by En Foco and RubberNeck Gallery in Chicago, Mona Niko Gallery- California, Brauer Museum- Indiana, Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery- Australia, INTACT international- Canada, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum- South Korea and in many private collections across the United States and around the world. Through her creative works, she is currently a member of National Oil and Acrylic Painting Society (NOAPS) Oil Painting of America (OAP) and jury committee member of International Biennial of Contemporary Art & Design for Lorenzo Il Magnifico Award & The Leonardo Da Vinci Award in Florence Biennale, Italy; Creative Communication Award (C2A) in Lost Angeles, Davey Award in New York, Creativity International Award, Brightness Illustration Award.


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