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“I am a night owl, sleep all day and work all night, wandering in the darkness” - An Tran

I was born in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and pursued art studies in both Vietnam and United Kingdom. I spent previous years to travel around the globe for my own international practice, art residence and exhibitions. I mainly work with mixed media materials. I enjoy the process of making art and the psychology lay underneath Art, Dance, Movement and Social interaction. Psychology and art, both majors enrich my knowledge thus empower the works I am developing as a dance/movement therapist and a performance artist.


Married and relocated to New Zealand in 2014, I am, however, just on the first step in settling a new life, raising a child and having a family. I value highly the time consuming and efforts to be a parent plus the joy of working with people in need of art/body movement, especially with children. I am currently working toward my professional memberships in Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia and New Zealand Psychology Society. 

Artistic grant:


Artist in Residency (mixed media art)
Vermont Studio Center, USA


“CDEF Talent Prize” in Performance art
Embassy of Denmark, Hanoi, Viet Nam


Researching of Jewelry Design, 
Grant from World Gold Council in Viet Nam


2020 - Ongoing        

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)

The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)

The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Diploma/Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy, Advance Clinical Practicum
Dance Therapy New Zealand, New Zealand


Course 3 Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education, 
Playcentre Education, New Zealand


Master of Arts in Fine Art – University for the Creative Arts, 
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Art – Fine Arts Program,
Hong Bang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.


Graphic Design and Creative courses
Digital Portfolio Interchange Center, HCMC, Viet Nam.