Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C.

Associate Professor, Painting & Drawing

Father Martin Nguyen


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.  He joined the Department of Art, Art History and Design of the University of 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.   

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


B.A. University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, 1982
M. Div. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1988
Special Student Program, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1991-1993
M.F.A. University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1995


308 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.7882

Selected Works


Having coffee with Martin Nguyen: The portrait of an artist