My Linh Mac is a multi-media artist, award winner graphic designer and art educator based in Chicago. Mac is best known for her digital paintings, traditional oil paintings and her series of contemporary 'galactic /no-brush' paintings- Ranbu. As an accomplished painter, her works portray beauty in humble places with her signature style of deep and vibrant accent colors. While Mac’s paintings have varied genres, from conceptual, abstract, and figurative to contemporary, her digital and visual design works are commercial.
As an artist, Mac discovered nontraditional techniques bring further variety to her paintings through the use of color manipulation and the manipulation of materials and presentation platforms. Her niche is the ability to produce art within one medium that looks as if it were created within a different medium. Each of Mac’s artworks “speak for itself”, her unique approach of combining elements and medium gives her the credibility of an inventive artist and visual designer. What makes her work stand out among young emerging artists is how she incorporates not only technical skills and knowledge from multiple creative fields of design, art, and technologies; but also, her personal experience and cultural exposure from different parts of the world as a traveler. As a professional graphic designer, Mac is very details oriented with her works and passionate about helping artists and art organizations establish their creative business marketing brands. With her strong background in both digital and fine art combines, her work encompasses a range of emotional aesthetics, from conceptual with storytelling to commercial with high-end visual effects.
Mac is originally from Vietnam and pursued her art education in Singapore, Australia, and the United States. Mac received her Bachelor of Art in Digital Media & Painting from Valparaiso University, her Master’s in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and her Master's in Entrepreneurship for the Creative from Columbia College of Chicago. Mac's multi-media artworks are represented by En Foco and RubberNeck Gallery in Chicago, Brauer Museum- Indiana, Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery- Australia, INTACT international- Canada and in many private collections internationally in the United States, Italy, Hong Kong, and South Korea.
As an creative influencer, Mac is a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painting Society (NOAPS), Oil Painting of America (OAP), as well as jury member of Creative Communication Award (C2A) in Los Angeles, Lorenzo Il Magnifico Award & The Leonardo Da Vinci Award in Florence Biennale, Italy etc