Andy Nguyen

Fine Art / Event Photographer 

Andyphoto08@gmail.com

 

Education

 

​BFA Art/Photography, 2019

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

​Certificate of Completion, 2017 & 2018

CSU Summer Arts Program, Fresno State University, CA

 

​AA Liberal Art, 2015

San Jose City College, CA

Professional Practices

Bibliography

  • ​Pizarro: Photography exhibit bridges U.S., Vietnamese cultures, article wrote by Sal Pizarro. The Mercury News, Bay Area News Group.  July 01, 2016

  • Student's Photography Raises Money for Children, article wrote by Sonya Herrera. Spartan Daily, SJSU. Volume 145, Issue 12, A&E p 3. Sept. 22, 2015

Solo Exhibitions

2019

 

2016

2015

2011

2006

  • Images of Vietnam I Exhibition. Held @ San Jose City College Gallery from Sept. 11th - Oct. 13th. San Jose, CA.

  • Images of Vietnam II Exhibition. Held @ Evergreen Community College Library in November. San Jose, CA. 

Group Exhibitions

2020

  • South Vietnam: Memories and Perspectives Virtual Exhibition. Sponsored by City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs. Committee: Exhibit Coordinator for International Children Assistance Network (ICAN) from May to present. (Link)

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Image & Idea Exhibition. Gallery 8, Fine Art Department, SJSU. San Jose, CA. Fall 2016.

  • "This Is San Jose" Community Exhibition on October 27th, 2016 to November 2017 at City of San Jose Rotunda, CA.

2015

  • 12/12 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Hosted by Works/San Jose. San Jose, CA. October 20th 

  • "Eclectic Perspective," Student Gallery. @ Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery, SJCC. San Jose, CA. April 13-29th

2013

2007

  • Olympiad of the Arts Gallery. Students Showcase sponsored by The West Valley/Mission Colleges Foundation. Best Show Award for Traditional Photography. Saratoga, CA. May 09th

  • Innovation of Art Showcase. Featuring Photography by Andy Nguyen, Jessie Jones and Paintings by Tyler Stark and Lindy Upton. Reception on Nov. 7th & 8th @ San Jose City College Gallery, Room F2.

2006

  • Olympiad of the Arts Gallery. Students Showcase sponsored by The West Valley/Mission Colleges Foundation. First Place for Traditional Photography. Saratoga, CA. May 06th

Recognitions/Awards/Scholarships

2019

  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, District 27th. Ao Dai Day and the Confluence & Resurgence Art Exhibition. Talents and Vision Vietnamese Art and Culture. @ Martin Luther King Jr., Library. May 12th 

  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. Vietnamese American artist at Ao Dai Day and the Confluence & Resurgence Art Exhibit. @ Martin Luther King Jr., Library. San Jose, CA. May 12th

  • MALI mini grant, Day of the Dead: 13th Annual Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibition from the Multicultural Arts and Leadership Institute, San Jose, CA 

  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, District 27th. Cultures Through Lenses Exhibition. Compassion and commitment to educating communities on different cultures through art & photography @ Martin Luther King Jr., Library. July 27th 

  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, District 25th. Cultures Through Lenses Exhibition. Unique pieces of art celebrating multicultural in the Silicon Valley. @ Martin Luther King Jr., Library. July 27th

 

2018

  • Honorable Mention Award in "Homelessness" in Deep Perspective category by International Photography Awards. 

  • Finalist, 38th Annual College & High School Photography Contest by the Photographer's Forum Magazine. 

  • Recognized as one of the Community Hero Award 2018 recipients by Assemblyman Kansen Chu. Dedication to make our community a better place through my outstanding work as true community photographer, showcasing important civic activities and raising money for children around the world.

2017

  • ​​State of the 10th Senate District 2017 Local Hero Award Recipient by Senator Bob Wieckowski, District 10th. @ UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus. San Jose, CA. Sept. 28th (Link)

  • Finalist, 37th Annual College & High School Photography Contest & Finalist, 37th Best of Photography Contest by the Photographer's Forum Magazine. 

  • American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter Recognition for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution, Community Art Project. May 21st

  • CSU Summer Arts Program Scholarship. @ Fresno State University. Certificate of Completion 2017. Landmarks Photography & Printing and Installation. July 2017

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Iconic Recognition 2016 - 2017 by The Community Engagement Collaborative, SJSU.

  • San Jose State University, "A.S. 55" Award on May 03, 2017. The 6th Annual Student Leadership Gala. A recognition of distinction for student leaders who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to San José State University and who continually give back to the community.

  • San Jose State University, A.S. Advocacy Scholarship 2017 - 2018. Nov. 2nd 

  • San Jose Tet Festival 2017. Certificate of Appreciation: Sponsorship Staff. Hosted by Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation (VIVO). March 18th

2016

  • CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement Scholarship 2016-2017. Trustee Emeritus William Hauck and Padget Kaiser Scholar. Chancellor's Office in Long Beach, CA. Sept. 20th  (Link)

  • BeCause for Hope, Certificate of Appreciation. Dedication to our worthy cause and continuous commitment to support education program benefiting underprivileged children in Vietnam. 

  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition by Assemblyman Kansen Chu of my "Emerging in America" solo exhibition. 

  • The Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship Award from the Friends & Human Relations. June 1st 

  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition by State Assemblyman Kansen Chu through the 2nd term of the Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship from the Friends & Human Relations.

  • State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement by Senator Ricardo Lara and Senator Janet Nguyen.

  • Honorable Letter from United States Congressman Michael M. Honda on the Occasion of my “Emerging in America” solo exhibit. 

  • San Jose Tet Festival 2016. Certificate of Appreciation: Fundraising Director. Hosted by Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation (VIVO). 

  • The City of Milpitas Commendation from Mayor Jose S. Esteves through my "Emerging In America" solo exhibit. Expressing the beauty of Vietnam and the merging of its culture with the American culture. July 28th 

2015

  • Journalism Association of Community Colleges. State Convention Scholarship. @ Sacramento. April 9th 

  • The 32nd Annual Scholarship Recognition, San Jose City College. Associated Students Richard Tanaka Transfer Scholarship & Mathias Family Scholarship. April 23rd  

  • The Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship Award from the Friends & Human Relations. June 2015

2014

  • Leadership and Volunteerism Award by San Jose City College Graduation Committee. Class of 2014

  • The Hall of Excellence Awards Banquet. Presidential Award 2014-2015. Hosted by SJCC Associated Students Government. May 8th 

2013

  • Journalism Association of Community Colleges. State Convention Award, Photo Illustration, 2nd Place. April 11-14th 

  • Journalism Association of Community Colleges. State Convention Scholarship. @ Sacramento. April 11 -14th 

  • The Hall of Excellence Awards Banquet. Outstanding Student & Leading Activist Award 2013 - 2014. Hosted by SJCC Associated Students Government. May 8th ​

2012

  • Honorable Mention Award for "Moonlit" in special and night category by International Photography Awards. 

  • Honorable Mention Award for "Rocks" in nature and landscapes category by International Photography Awards. 

  • The Hall of Excellence Awards Banquet. Most Active on Campus Award 2012-2013. Hosted by SJCC Associated Students Government.​

2011

  • Journalism Association of Community Colleges- 1st Place Photo Award. Sacramento, California. 

2008

  • The 25th Annual Scholarship Recognition, San Jose City College. Bob Rice Memorial Scholarship. May 8th 

2007

  • First Place Award for Traditional Photography from the Olympiad of the Arts by the West Valley/Mission Colleges Foundation. May 06th

2006

  • Best in Show Award for Traditional Photography from the Olympiad of the Arts by the West Valley/Mission Colleges Foundation. May 09th

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