Kim Truong creates sculptures that explore relationships between aesthetics, content, and language through studies of accumulation of fragmented elements. Her recurring themes include social margins, memory, and diaspora. Her subjects, often scenes of groupings are rendered in a mode recalling a sense of breakage and loss. The works call attention to the adverse results of globalization. Her hollow cylinders are, simple and human scale, standing in for ordinary people. Her small sculptures that resemble statuettes are titled “Numbers” to represent marginalized people or others without power. Kim Truong received her MFA from UCLA, in 2015.
She also studied ceramics at CSULB and design at CSULA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.