Duc Ly
Photography, East Portland Oregon United States
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Contact details
Tel: 503 893-8258
Brief Summary
Education:  University of Oregon Bachelor of architecture
My back ground is in architecture.  I also have work in photography, design, and creative self projects that involve both.

I was born in Vietnam. I've lived on a small island near Malaysia when I was ten. That's where I learn to swim. Currently, I'm residing in Portland, Oregon which is an hour's drive from the Pacific Ocean. I've been to the Black Sea and Caribbean Ocean. Currently, I'm enrolled in a scuba dive class for certification. I guess you can say that water is important to me. I've always thought that travel and landscape is important and informs the work. But I think of Joseph Cornell who didn't leave his house much and still created some amazing works.
One of my earliest memories, or the one I choose to remember, is of me cutting color triangles from a piece of paper. I suppose I've been doing that ever since. I like to think that the shapes have evolved but I still think that the first intuition of shapes and color is still the most powerful. Every once in a while, I do manage to stumble upon those early inclinations.  
Professional Experience
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture

Solo Show
2005 Gallery 114 Solo Exhibition, Portland, OR
2004 Camera Works Solo Exhibition, Portland, OR
2003 Hallie Brown Ford Juried Solo Exhibition, Roseburg, OR

Juried Show
Wall Space Gallery, New Directions 2010: Down & Out, Juried by Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego. Seattle, WA

Oregon School of Art & Craft, Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft

Faces I, Juried by Larry Bradshaw, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

Group Show
2004 Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Zyzzyva Literary Journal for West Coast Artists and Writers, Fall 2003 • #68 • Vol. XIX, No. 2

Awards and Recognition
2001 International Residency, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Balatonfured, Hungary. One month residency and exhibition in Hungary.
2003 Photographs of Faces II an international Juried Exhibition, Awarded Special Recognition.

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