Vy Vu is a queer Vietnamese artist, educator, and organizer based out of the DMV area and Hanoi, Vietnam. She uses her arts as a tool to uplift collective voices and shift power to communities. Vy works with a variety of mediums such as painting, printmaking, digital illustration, and sculpture, tailoring her artistry to fit the needs of different communities. She hopes to offer a different perspective on art as a communal process that decolonizes and restores our humanity. Vy believes in creating and organizing with intention, spiritual groundedness, humility and mutual accountability.
Vy got a B.A. degree in English and Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Ohio and is an MFA Community Art candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art. Vy is currently working as an art educator at Baltimore Youth Arts at their site as well as Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center; and is freelancing on the side as an organizer/illustrator.
In 2019, Vy works with Jane Fonda to create illustrations for Fonda's climate justice campaign: Fire Drill Fridays. Some of Vy's other projects include: 2019 Light City Baltimore, 2019 March for Our Schools (Annapolis, Maryland), 2019 Women's March on Washington; 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions: Justice Assembly; 2018 Reimagining Faith Conference; 2017 PICO Prophetic Resistance Summit. Vy was also featured in World Beyond War Podcast on Art and Anti-war Initiatives, as well as The Interfaith Observer on Art and Decolonization.
In her free time, Vy enjoys spending time in nature to connect with herself and her roots, or spinning on the pole upside down to practice the art of letting go.