VAN THIEU CHU portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department
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Professional Service

  • Utah State Fair. Role: Judge. Judging the Utah State Fair 2014. 09/02/2014 - 09/02/2014

Honors & Awards

  • Art of Our Century, Merit Award. Woodbury Museum, 05/12/2012
  • 20th Regional South east Juried Exhibition, Second Place Winner. Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 03/23/2012
  • Fine Crafts and Photography, Juror's Award. Utah Arts Council , 02/11/2012
  • Juror's Choice - 49th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, Juried by: Diane Camber, Director Emeritus of the Bass Museum of Art FL . The Von Liebig Art Center FL, 10/2011
  • Honorable Mention - Borders: Visible and Invisible, Juried by: Samantha Rippner, associate curator of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC . Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery NY, 09/2011
  • First Place - National Juried Exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts in Virginia, 07/2011
  • Second Place - Digital Works Exhibition, Juried by Christiane Paul, Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC . Long Beach Foundation of the Arts and Science in New Jersey, 06/2011
  • First Place Winner - Digital Construct, Digital Concept Exhibition. Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Vermont, 05/2011
  • First Place Winner, Seeing Seeing: Capturing a moment, Juried by Felice Frankel, artist/scientist at MIT and Havard University. Creative Arts Workshop Gallery in Connecticut, 05/2011
  • First Place Winner, Photowork 2011 Exhibition, Juried by Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator of Collections a the Guggenheim Museum NYC. Barret Art Center NY, 05/2011
  • Honorable Mention. Photographer's Forum Magazine, 03/04/2011
  • Second Place - 10th Annual International Competition. Fraser Gallery, Bethesda MD, 02/2011
  • First Place Winner - International Juried Photography Exhibition, juried by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator at the Whitney Museum, NYC. Viridian Artists Contemporary Art Gallery NYC, 01/2011
  • Without a map competition, Third Place Winner. North brook Public Library, 04/12/2010
  • Utah Ties 2010, First Place Winner. Central Utah Art Center, 04/05/2010
  • First Place - Utah Ties 2010 Competition, juried by Timothy Hawkinson (PBS's ART 21). Central Utah Art Center, 03/2010
  • Honorable Mention. Artist Portfolio Magazine Cover Art Contest, 02/04/2010
  • Fine Crafts and Photography, Juror's award. Utah Arts Council, 01/11/2009
  • SLCC Annual Exhibition. Salt Lake Community College , 04/30/2008
  • Honorable Mention. Eccles Utah Statewide Photographic Competition, 01/11/2008
  • Winner of the Alvin Gittin Student Show's Sponsorship Awards. Pictureline & Borge Anderson Photography Sponsorship Awards, 04/30/2007
  • 2 Ray Olpin Union Purchase Awards. University of Utah, 04/03/2006

In the Media

  • Van Chu and Karen Kurka Jensen at Bountiful Davis Art Center. 12/01/2017. https://www.bdac.org/2017-schedule
  • Sacred Spaces: Archetypes and Symbols. 10/18/2017. http://www.smofa.org/sacred-spaces.php
  • Utah Print Artists and Adobe. 09/19/2017. https://www.facebook.com/events/120221395305885/
  • Work exhibited and sold at the UMOCA Annual Gala Fundraiser. 06/15/2016.
  • Work exhibited and sold at the Utah Annual Jazz Brunch, the largest Utah LGBTQ fundraiser. 02/06/2016.
  • Artworks exhibited at the University of Utah President Event Hall where multiple fundraisers and meetings were held through out the semester . 01/10/2016.
  • Work exhibited and sold at the UMFA Planned Parenthood fundraiser. 10/24/2015.