Born and raised in Vietnam and now resides in Los Angeles, California, Brian Doan’s work comes from his own experience living in Vietnam during aftermath of the conflict. He creates work in sculptures, installation, and photography. His work focuses mostly on history, memory and identity, appropriates and combines the intimate and personal, the national and the fictional.
Doan’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Photography in Riverside, California, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, Mexico, the Victoria & Albert Museums in London, the Amsterdam Tropenmuseum, the Milan Triennale, and the Vilcek Foundation in NYC. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the California Council for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Fellows in the Humanities and the Fulbright-Hays Grant.
Brian Doan received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and his BFA from the University of Colorado in Denver.