The Shadow Means It’s Real


January 28- April 4, 2019

School of Design Gallery


Antonius-Tín Bui (they/them) proudly identifies as a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese-American artist. They are the child of Paul and Van Bui, two Vietnamese refugees who sacrificed everything to provide a future for their four kids and extended family. Born and raised in Bronx, NY, Antonius eventually moved to Houston before pursuing a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MIC/A).

Since graduating in 2016, Antonius has been fortunate to receive fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute, Tulsa Artists Fellowship, Halcyon Arts Lab, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and Yaddo. Thanks to these opportunities, they have greatly expanded their practice beyond just hand-cut paper techniques. They are currently interested in complicating Vietnamese history and queerness through performance, textiles, and photography. Antonius has exhibited at various institutional, private, public, and underground venues, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hillyer Art Space, Lawndale Art Center, Living Arts, 108 Contemporary, Artscape, and Satellite Art Fair Austin.


SUPPORT VIETNAMESE ARTISTS (email me at abui@mica.edu if you know people I should add to the list)

Ocean Vuong

Jacob "Bao" Nguyen  

Tiffany Le 

Tran Nguyen Trung Tin 

Vanguard Zine 

Paul Tran

Meiying Thai 

Quyen Nguyen Le 

Joseph Bui

Tiffany Tran 

Hieu Minh Nguyen



Interview by Amanda Quinn Olivar, Editor for curator.site

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