The Curators



Van Tran Nguyen was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Fine Arts and Biology and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. She is currently a PhD student in the Philosophy of Electronic Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions throughout Western New York including Ill at Ease: Dis-ease in Art (2017, University at Buffalo), Shape of a Pocket (2017, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center) and Strange Agency (2017, Buffalo Arts Studio).

Natalie Fleming is an independent curator and PhD student in the American Studies Program at the University at Buffalo, specializing in American photography. In 2012, she received her Master’s degree in art history and a certificate in curatorial studies at Rutgers University.  She has worked in a variety of museums and galleries throughout the New York area, including the University at Buffalo Department of Art Galleries, Putnam History Museum, New York Historical Society, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, and the Katonah Museum of Art.

In 2016, Tran Nguyen and Fleming curated the exhibition The Measure of All Things: Rethinking Humanism through Art at the University at Buffalo Department of Art Gallery.