Early on, Hồng Lĩnh took part in student movement activities and began to write, with her first work published in the press back in 1969. In 1972, her first publication of poetry Thơ Hồng Lĩnh (Con Đuông) was printed. Other poetry publications include Những chuyện thường ngày (Văn nghệ Cửu Long, 1987) and Vườn đá (NXB Trẻ, 1995). She uses Phạm Thị Quý to sign her literary works while she uses Hồng Lĩnh for her visual practice. Like her spouse Lê Triều Điển, she also paints and produces ceramics in addition to her work as a poet and writer.

Past exhibitions include group exhibitions in the Mekong Delta (1989) ; the group exhibition ‘Giữ Đất và Nước’, Fine Arts Association, Ho Chi Minh City (2003) ; a contemporary group show at Bình Quới tourist village, Ho Chi Minh City (2003) ; a group show, Hòn Khói, Nha Trang (2003) ; contemporary art group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts (2005) ; and ‘Art contemporain et céramique’, Saint-Bonnet-le-Château (2019).