Kim Nguyen attained a BFA from LSU in 1990 and a Master of Science in Art Therapy at Mount Mary College in 1996. She has been working with adult mental health population since 1986 through different organizations and hospitals. She’s an intuitive/expressive artist who uses her paintings to heal and raise awareness. Since 2001, Ms. Nguyen developed and managed Creative Expressions program at Diversus Health using the arts to help mental health clients, military personnel & family members to bring about healing from trauma. She has facilitated numerous workshops, classes and retreats in California, Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. She served on the Imagination Celebration board, contributed in the Colorado Springs Asian Committee, and curated for the Hillside Community Center ARTSpace Gallery.
Ms. Nguyen was awarded one of thirteen 2014 Women of Influence in Colorado Springs by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She was also given the Joe Henjum Hero award by the Home Front Cares organization in November of 2016. She was nominated as one of Colorado Springs Outstanding Establish Artist in 2017. Currently she works at Divesus Health – art therapy services, teaches veterans, fallen soldiers’ and veteran family members at Bemis School of Art at Colorado College. She also is in training with her husband to become spiritual directors for the Colorado Springs Catholic Diocese.
“The art making processes always reveal one’s truth. It expresses where one is at that exact moment on this life-long journey of self-exploration, discovery and transforming.”