Nguyen Ngoc Liem (b. 1989) is an independent artist based in Saigon. He was born in Bien Hoa, where he spent most of his childhood observing and getting to know the modest and familiar scenery around.
In 2015, Liem graduated in the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art University, majoring in oil painting. He spent some time later to work various jobs and make a living before getting back to making art. He started painting again in the loft at his home, starting with the simple and familiar images that he has known since childhood.
In 2017, he was chosen to be in the Top 20 of young talent competition Vietart funded by Nguyen Gallery. Select exhibitions include Son+, a group exhibition at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum (2017), Mây at Vicas, Hanoi (2019).