Loc Huynh (b. 1992, Austin, TX) draws from the visual language of Pop and mass-market images to paint figurative scenes that explore the hybridity of Vietnamese and Texan culture and diasporic Asian American identity. His technical practice blends airbrush techniques – a highly mechanical mark – with more painterly modes, taping off forms to create flat, crisp lines with smooth volumetric renderings. Introducing collage and other textured elements to the composition, Huynh creates dynamic, tactile surfaces that harmoniously balance the seemingly impersonal sprayed mark with warmth and humor. The resulting images are highly graphic and often biographical, with a nostalgic tone and playful tenor.


Huynh graduated with a BFA from Texas State University in 2016 and an MFA from the University of North Texas in 2020. Huynh has held solo exhibitions at Museum of the Southwest (Midland, TX), Martha’s Contemporary (Austin TX), and New Release Gallery (New York) among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at the Orlando Museum of Art, Zona Maco (Mexico City) with Rusha & Co. (Los Angeles), Stiltsville (Miami) with Half Gallery (New York), Hashimoto Contemporary (Los Angeles), Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Art Central Fair (Hong Kong) with Lorin Gallery (Los Angeles). Huynh has participated in the Vermont Studio Center Residency (Johnson, VT) and was part of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program (Houston).


He lives and works in Houston, TX.