20 x 20
Thien was born in Vietnam, Bien Hoa Dong Nai, northeast of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). His family came to the United States in 1992 when he was about 3 years old. Thien believes that growing up in a culturally diverse neighborhood helped him keep an open mind on how to live our daily lives as well as important factors/issues. He believes that has a big influence on how he creates his own artwork.
He finished his professional schooling at the University of California, Irvine. The four years there polished and affirmed his path through daily discussions with other artists and practicing and creating shows. He finished his BA of Fine Arts in 2007 and moved to Michigan where he does custom framing and continues to paint.