Hoang was born in 1964. He first drew with chalk on his mother’s concrete floor, at her home in Saigon, when he was about 2 years old. He developed a passion for wildlife early in his life, whilst accompanying his mother to the Saigon zoo. Afterwards, Hoang would return home and make picture books with photos of animals cut out from magazines.
In 1979, four years after the war ended, he left Vietnam by boat, as a refugee. After arriving in France in 1980, Hoang was able to study computing, and ultimately gained employment in Paris for the next 16 years, before returning to Vietnam in 1996. Soon after his return, Hoang joined an advertising agency, as an Art Director, and eventually rose to become Creative Director for several agencies for more than 15 years. In 2013, Hoang decided to quit advertising, and to devote himself entirely to full time, wildlife painting.
Since then, Hoang has completed numerous illustrations, commissioned murals and concept designs, for interpretation centres, national parks and public spaces, all over Vietnam. He also contributes to educating children about nature and the environment in Vietnam with his art and illustrations.
Hoang has a preference for tropical regions, Africa, Central and South America. And after having visited more than 25 countries in his life, Hoang continues to travel throughout the world to draw wildlife, nature.
His work consists of acrylic paintings on canvas, with a detailed and realistic rendering, portraying animals with typical poses and behavior in their natural habitats.


2014   IPS (International Primatological Society) Hanoi - Vietnam
2014   WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) HCMC - Vietnam
2015   ATBC (Association of Tropical Biology for Conservation) -         Phnom Penh - Cambodia
2015   ASP (American Society for Primatologists) Oregon - USA
2015   EFP (European Federation for Primatology) Roma - Italy
2016   ATBC (Association of Tropical Biology for Conservation) Singapore
2016   IPS (International Primatological Society) Chicago - USA
2017   ATBC (Association of Tropical Biology for Conservation) Xishuangbanna China
2017   International Hornbill conference - Malaysia
2017   ICCB (International Congress for Conservation Biology - Cartagena Colombia
2017   ASP (American Society for Primatologists) Washington DC - USA
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Support for Conservation: 

In the growing world of environmental turmoils and destructions, I believe that bringing back to people's mind the lifting spirits of art make a difference in making the world better, at least to halt the current destructive trend. Art has a power of educating, soothing and healing. By joining other artists on the same cause, I believe the united force will ignite new trend and energy. I hope to learn from other artist's work on their mission to protect their own local environment, and to share my own experience with them.