Born Sydney. 


Vue's practice harnesses the frictions and tensions of cultural difference from his transcultural Hmong Australian experience to develop works that offer more inclusive, diverse and hybrid tropes of belonging within cultural and national identities. These works often employ humour and satire to blur the lines and definitions that have been developed by processes of Othering. A key focus in Vue's work is also how individual and collective memories, together with the records and artefacts of official history can be repurposed to offer more compelling retellings of recent Hmong experiences of war and migration, which have been largely ignored, overlooked, and forgotten. Additionally, Vue's practice seeks to create transcultural spaces for viewing, art-making and social interaction by diverse audiences within and outside of traditional art exhibiting spaces.







Doctor of Philosophy, The Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.



Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours (Class I), The Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.


Grants/ Awards/ Residencies



Recipient of a Art and Cultural Assistance Grant, Cairns Regional Council, Cairns


Recipient of a RADF Small Arts Grant, Cairns Regional Council, Cairns


Recipient of an Australian Council for the Arts Career Development Grant


Artist-in-residence, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand



Artist-in-residence, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, USA 



Artist-in-residence, AIR 3331, Nishikicho Studio, Tokyo


Recipient of a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), Logan Regional Council, Logan 



Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship



NAVA Travel Grant for Future Forward, Sydney


Finalist, The GAS: Graduate Art Show + Survey co. Art Prize, GUAG, Brisbane

Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence


2007 / 2008 / 2009 


Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence

Solo Exhibitions



cov chaw cog tseg (the places left behind), Tanks Art Centre, Cairns




txhuam ntxiv mus (continuous frictions), POP Gallery, Brisbane




Fading Marks, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City




Ci-Lines, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra


Paj Khoom, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns




Hmong Crafts: Remixed Entities, Artisan, Brisbane



DIY: Moving Objects of a Hmong Tradition, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane



Selected Group Exhibitions



The Partnershipping Project, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville (2019), Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore (2019-20), Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier (2020), and Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie (2020)



NEO - Emerging Artists, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns


Erehwon, POP Gallery, Brisbane




Drawing Water, AIR 3331 Nishikicho Studio, Tokyo


Souvenirs From Elsewhere, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane


23 Degrees, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane


Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival: Photo Exhibit, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul


Dis-order, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane


Selected Collaborations, Public & Community Projects  


Present-past-patterns, Gillman Barracks, Singapore. Singapore Biennale 2019 commission


Histropix #3, projection on the William Jolly Bridge, BrisAsia Festival



Mix Tape, projection with AGB Events on the Cairns City Library. Cairns Festival




Raws Roob, PUMPED: A Water & Waste Trail, Gordonvale. Commissioned by Cairns City Council


Connections of Logan, Woodridge, Logan. Commissioned by Logan City Council


Saint Paul Murals Project, Saint Paul, Minnesota USA. Commissioned by The Minnesota Museum of American Art, in collaboration with Hmong American artists

Beyond an Oasis, Brisbane Canvas (Vibrant Laneways), Sunnybank, Brisbane. Commissioned by Brisbane City Council

chi-U-dee and Kumbhakarna-dee downunder selfie, Brisbane Street Art Festival, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. In collaboration with Thirawut Bunyasakseri

Untitled, Projection onto the William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane River




Drawing Water, Brisbane City Council Vibrant Laneways (Eagle Lane)

Pa Kor Day, community project with young people in Logan. Installations at Logan Hyperdome Library (March-April) and Logan Central Library (June). Culminating exhibition and installations at Logan Art Gallery (December). Project supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

TAPE ON: a Temporal Collision of Line, live tape drawing installation performance with artist Kellie O'Dempsey on the windows of Griffith University Art Gallery


Paj Theem Ntaiv, AusAsia Festival, Metro Arts Stairwell Installation, Brisbane


Weaving Our Heritage, BrisAsia Festival, Eagle Lane. Curated and produced by Engage Arts




14,600, Cairns Festival, Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Center, Cairns


Paj Qhov Rais, Site Specific Installations, various locations. Brisbane and Cairns


Paj Hoob # 2, Gallery Ten, Tasmanian International Arts Festival - Hobart. Working with Hmong Hobart young people


Singapore Art Museum

Private collections: Australia, United States & China