James Nguyen is an Asian-passing visual artist who has dabbled with painting, documentary filmmaking, and conceptual art. Born in the highlands of Vietnam on a coffee plantation, Nguyen arrived in Australia under the family reunification program. Nguyen completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga before pivoting to the arts and completing a BFA at the National Art School and an MFA at Sydney University. Currently, a PhD candidate at UNSW, Nguyen has previously shown at West Space, Gertrude Glasshouse and Next Wave Festival. James Nguyen is a current Gertrude Studio Artist (2018-2020).