Xuan has worked on mosaics since 1999. Her mosaics aim to tell a story, to inspire, to delight the imagination, and to heal. The inspiration for her art is mostly derived from her life journey, as well as from her perception of the external world. Creating mosaics gives her freedom, inspiration, the motivation to create, and the feeling of satisfaction when she generates something beautiful. And that, in itself, nourishes her soul.
To capture the depth and complexity of such subjects, real or imagined, she delves into different artistic styles and techniques in her designs, such as impressionism, still life, and architecture. She has evolved from only using ceramics to incorporating a wide variety of materials into her mosaics to pull unlikely materials into unique harmony.
Since "Xuan" is pronounced "Swan" in English, the mosaics she creates carry the hand-made swan logo that represents her signature.
Meet the Artist
June 2022 - Video clip of First Friday talk 2022, featured by Woodside Arts & Culture for my presentation about my mosaic styles, working progress, and Community projects installation.
November 2021, online article
April 2021 issue - featured Xuan's biography and artistic activities in the field of mosaic arts.
Xuan’s mosaics have been exhibited in international juried shows including the 2009 and 2014 Mosaic Arts International Exhibition at The Museum of Man, San Diego, California, and The Williams Tower Gallery,
2022 The Magic of Mosaic, KALEID Gallery, San Jose, June 3rd- 30th, 2022
2021 The Swanmosaic Collection, KALEID Gallery, San Jose, Ca, April 1st - 28th, 2021
2019 Moments in Mosaics, Marcela’s Village Gallery, Menlo Park, Ca
2017 Pieces of Life, The Main Gallery, Redwood City, Ca
2012 Peninsula Art Museum, Twin Pines Art Center, Belmont, Ca
2012 Curves, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, Ca