A Vietnam native, Diem Chau and her family came to America as refugees in 1986. Chau is a BFA graduate from Cornish College of the Arts. Her work has been featured in Harpers, Fiberarts, Readymade and American Craft Magazine. She was a recipient of the 2008 Artist Trust Fellowship Award and has exhibited in New York, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of Storytelling, Myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities. Chau’s current work drifts into new territory by exploring the periphery of the narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain.