Kevin Truong was born in a refugee camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His mother arrived there after she fled Vietnam on a fishing boat with his two young sisters, leaving his father behind. His resilient mother moved their family to Portland, OR, where he grew up. He himself remarks on the seeming incongruousness of his origins and his current role as a student completing his studies at one of the finest art schools in the world. It is also worth mentioning that when he gets his B.F.A. in May it will be his second bachelor’s degree. He also has a B.S. in Economics from Portland State University.