Brian Hoang Art
Thank you for visiting Brian Hoang Art. This is the page of my website where I talk about myself.
I was born in Vietnam a few years after the war ended. At an early age, my parents and I left and spent about 6 months in a refugee camp before relocating to Canada. As a kid now growing up in a western culture, I had a humble but decent collection of action figures to entertain myself with. My dad would often pose them and draw them for me. Seeing how he was able to take a real-life object and turn it into a drawing was inspiring. Once I discovered comic books, art became something I wanted to do for a living when I grew up. Funnily enough, in middle school and high school, my marks for art were pretty average.
I did eventually get into and graduate from the Interpretive Illustration program at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON where I would meet my future wife (she is an amazing artist whose work can be seen here).
After years of working a day job while only doing art on the side, I went full-time into the art in 2014 (I credit my wife for this). While my earlier work was inspired by the pop culture media I consumed, I found that I was much more passionate when it came to my interest in Vietnam. I now dedicated a lot of my focus and energy on exploring the history and the culture of my Vietnamese heritage through my art.
Places I've called home have included Saigon, Winnipeg MB, Hamilton ON and Toronto ON. I currently reside in east coast Canada with my wife.