Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C.

Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing

Aug. 7, 2013; Rev. Martin Nguyen C.S.C. in front of an ongoing project involving a series of faces painted on large canvases. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Fr. Martin Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1979. He is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and joined the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Notre Dame in 1995.

Nguyen creates large-scale works in drawing and various painting media. His works are site-specific installations, designed to provide a contemplative space for viewers to examine people and life’s events of the past that are still alive in one’s memory.   

His works have been installed at the University of Notre Dame as well as DePauw University, Indiana; New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, Indiana; University of California at Berkeley; Loyola Marymount University, California; University of Portland, Oregon; Fribourg University, Switzerland, and other venues.