Cong Kim Hoa
Cong Kim Hoa (Vietnam) is considered to be one of the finest female lacquer artists in the world. She is an artist attentive to the crosscurrents of life as a mother, teacher, mentor and environmentalist. Hoa was drawn to lacquer painting as her medium of expression partly because lacquer painting was difficult and arduous and provided her with novel and enduring challenges. Through the detailed layering of lacquer, Hoa reflects the rhythm of her own life and that of the Vietnamese woman.