Thuan Vu is an awarding winning artist and professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. His paintings examine constructions of identity, especially those of Vietnamese  refugees and minority populations. He is the recipient of numerous awards, lectures nationally, and has had over 15 solo exhibitions. In 2020, he was the sole painter to receive the Artistic Excellence Award by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. He is represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, LA.