Week 12 – Artist Conversation – Tiffany Le

Artist: Tiffany Le

Exhibition: Tau

Media: Mix Media

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website: letealeaf.com

Instagram: @letealeaf

This week’s artist conversation was with Tiffany Le. She is born and raised from Garden Groove, California. Her passion for art started at the very young age of three. Even though she does not recall that early age in her life but her mother told her that when she was younger she would always copy the images on cereal boxes. Le is on her last semester at CSULB and she will be graduating from the program of MFA Studio Art Design.Her exhibition is called Tau which means boat, ship, vessel, craft in Vietnamese. Her gallery represents that difficult time her family went through,her family history, and to share also the hardship of other Vietnamese people. She feels that people don’t really know what her people went through so she wants to let me people know more than what they teach us in school about Vietnam.

In Le’s art work are all produced with different types of media’s. The material she uses to do her work are water colors, ink, and charcoal. She paints on canvas and printed paper. On her floor piece which is the third picture you can see how she constructed little and a bigger boats using paper. She used LED lights to illuminate the smaller boats which makes it look like they are on water. The different colors she uses represent different type of emotion depending if the color is dark or light.

Le’s art is very meaningful because she is showing us the struggles Vietnamese people went through. She gave a couple us stories to helps us see what type of hardships they went through. She explained to us how her people had to flee to the Unites States because of how hard life was in Vietnam. Her own mother and father to had flee to America to have a better life than back at home. Her art is telling us a story about her people and she wants people to know what happened to them. All she wants is to spread the word and let people know.

I really enjoyed Le’s art work. My favorite art piece is the first picture on my post. I really like the way the yellow makes the paintings stand out more. I also like how she decided  to paint that one dress red it somehow makes the whole painting stand out more to me. I believe that Tiffany Le is a very strong women for wanting to tell her story to the people. She explained to us that when we are in school they only talk about Vietnam and Vietnamese people for like 10 minutes and they don’t talk about the actual hardship they went through. Overall, her exhibition is was very beautiful and enjoyable.


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