Do Duy Tuan was born in Thao Thien Hue, Vietnam, and graduated from Hue Fine Arts College, which is a member of the Hoi Chi Minh City Fine Art Association. In 2000 he held a solo exhibition in Singapore and received the Art National Award for three consecutive years in 1999-2001, as well as the Vietnam Fine Arts Awards in 2001.
Do Duy Tuan is one of the most talented artists in Vietnam and a profound, Zen thinker. He paints mostly women, portrays his female subjects in somber and dreamlike moods, and uses mixed media as his material. He successfully blends both a high degree of delicacy and texture creating an effective contrast in his paintings. He has received numerous awards from competitions and exhibits overseas. Twice, he has received the Certificate of Recognition from the Phillip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards.
"I finally found my inner peace, and it reflects in my creations. My art embraces the nostalgic and romantic ambiance of Hue, of the glorious past, and of the divine, dream like beauty that I have yet to reconcile with today’s civilization. My subjects reflect my heart and soul and are not challenging, for I want my viewers to appreciate and enjoy them as if they were actually creating the artworks themselves.”—Do Duy Tuan