Martin Lam Nguyen

Associate Professor, Studio Art
308 Riley Hall of Art and Design
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7882

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Associate Professor, Studio Art

Area: Studio Art


B.A. University of Portland
M. Div. University of Notre Dame
Special Student Program, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
MFA, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Seeing, physically, visually, and existentially, as a discipline and practice.


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. 

Representative Creative Works