Vu trang was born in Hanoi and graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City College of Fine Arts. Hoang draws from his Vietnamese artistic roots and explores the formal issues of traditional painting. His focus is on the typical Vietnamese feminine archetype. Well versed in feminist theories that impact contemporary Vietnamese society, he circumvents typical romantic narratives. All his works explore the fragility of relationships and emotions with a sensitive eye and are rich with pictorial nuance.