Biddy Tran

Visiting Lecturer in Art

Department: Art
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10-12pm
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Biddy Tran

Academic History

MFA, CalArts
BA, UCLA summa cum laude

Selected Research and Publications

“The Road to Hell is Paved…,” Curatorial Essay, The Road to Hell is Paved... Catalogue, 2010

“Narcissism, the Real, the Fake and the Anti-Digital Impulse," Curatorial Essay, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
  • Puffin Foundation Artist Grant
  • Joshua L. Meador Scholarship
  • CalArts Scholarship
  • School of Arts & Architecture Academic Achievement Award
  • Chancellor’s Marshall
  • School of Arts & Architecture Commencement Speaker
  • Art Council Undergraduate Project Grant
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Art Council Undergraduate Project Grant
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Project Grant Award
  • Long Beach Assistance League Scholarship


Biddy Tran was born in Rach Gia, Viet Nam, 1981. She left Rach Gia at three months of age and was imported to Santa Ana, California that Fall. Currently she is based in Los Angeles.

For the past decade, her work has focused on questions of capitalist hegemony, postcoloniality, and hegemony within art, representation and imaging.

Courses Taught

Art 101 Introduction to Painting

Art 105 Introduction to Drawing