Nguyen Quang Huy was born in Ha Tay, Vietnam in 1971 and studied at the Hanoi Fine Arts University as well as participating in residencies in Germany, Australia and the USA. The countryside north of Hanoi has a multitude of ethnicities inhabiting their lands. Well known are the so-called 'highland' people or ethnic minorities residing in the mountainous areas, Huy has traveled there many times over the years and gotten to know the people and their ways of life. The result is a series of photo realistic paintings of the women wearing head ware which symbolizes the tribe they are from. His paintings reflect the misty dreamlike coolness of the mountains and cultural aspects and the beauty of the female inhabitance. Huy has staged solo exhibitions in Vietnam, Germany, France, and Singapore, and participated in several exhibitions internationally, including group shows in Singapore, Germany, France, Japan, USA, Finland, Thailand, Australia, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom. His works are included in the permanent collection of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan and the World Bank Art Program, USA.