Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1968 and received his BFA degree in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1994, he was awarded a MFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Among his numerous awards are the Phillip Morris Fellowships in the years 1992-1993 and 1993-1994. Nguyen-Hatsushiba was also awarded a Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship by the Municipal Arts Society, Baltimore, Maryland. In fulfillment of this award, the artist spent three months traveling extensively throughout Vietnam where he made documentary photographs depicting everyday life since the Communist takeover. The photographs were included as a part of the work shown at ArtPace following the artist’s residency there.
Nguyen-Hatsushiba has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Baltimore, Maryland at Cantonsville College and the Galleria Piccola. He has also shown widely in Dallas, Texas. The artist also had solo exhibitions in Dallas in 1995 at the SGI-USA Dallas Culture Center and in 1996 at the Center for the Arts at Brookhaven College.