Mai Ta Vietnam, b. 1997


Mai Ta (b. 1997, Vietnam) works primarily in gouache, which allows her to work small in size with lightness and intricacies but also enables her to emphasize bold colors in the background. Her works have always been a special place to convey her most vulnerable emotions reinterpreted as memories. She creates intimate paintings that translate experiences of small, personal moments that trigger a change.


Ta graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, NY, in 2019 with a Bachelors in Fine Art and Illustration. The artist's work has been featured in Elephant Magazine, Colossal Magazine, Booooooom Magazine, Heritage In-flight Magazine, The Lab-Saigon, and the Nashville Review. Mai Ta has been a part of national and international exhibitions such as London's Burning, Ramp Gallery, London (2021), memoirs, Pablo's Birthday, New York (2020), Somebody, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco (2020), the Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Brooklyn (2019), among others. Ta was recently awarded the 2020 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award by the Society of Illustrators in New York, NY. She currently lives and works in Saigon, Vietnam.