Hang Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and was raised in the Bay Area. She grew up as a “Junior 49er Minor” and collected scads of Croix de Candlestick pins. She and her siblings saw “The Catch” on TV and reenacted it many times over during neighborhood touch-football games. Nguyen is a trained artist, with a degree in Art, with a focus in Painting & Drawing, from Stanford University. She has exhibited in over 30 shows nationwide and has collaborated with other artists on several public art installations. Her work is held in private collections throughout the U.S.