Country: Vietnam
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Hoang Hai Anh was born into an artistic family in 1970 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  From 1994-1999, he studied at the prestigious Hanoi Fine Art college where he mastered his technique in Vietnamese lacquer and Western oil painting.  
In the early 1990’s , a group of young painters calling themselves " The group of Five " was founded ; among them , Hong Viet Dung and Dang Xuan Hoa being the best - known member . Then came a group called  “The Five Faces" and now another group called " two plus three “, consisting of five young painters whose age are all around 30s. Along with Doan Hoang Lam and Le Anh Quan , Hoang Hai Anh is considered the leading figure of group 
Hoang is a respected painter in the Vietnamese academic painting circles. His style has a raw intensity using art as a powerful expressive medium and his paintings are often not easy to be understood. They are reflection of real life and passions for which he desires. His vigorous strokes are compatible with his strongly contrast color tones.
Hoang’s first series of female nudes appeared in his 2000-2001 project. The secret the object conceals is tightly held by thick paint. Yet, the inside true self is exposed, tender to touch and almost painful to view. Like human character, his artistic expression is original, disturbing yet wonderful, bringing freshness and awareness to the Vietnamese art scene.


1995 Participated in student exhibition

1996 Participated in student exhibition

1997 Participated in Hanoi exhibition

1998 Group show in Hanoi

1999 First solo exhibition in Hanoi

1999 Vietnam ASEAN Fine Art Contemporary Group Exhibition

2000 Solo exhibition in Thailand

2001 Group show, "Three Young Artists", in Hanoi