Vu is a Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholar and was an associate lecturer at Vietnam National University teaching Art and Design Materials for Business Management before coming to Buffalo. He has a BFA in paintings from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where his work was exhibited in several student shows. Vu is an accomplished artist and lecturer who has taught at both The Painter’s Studio and Wellspring Hanoi International Bilingual School in Vietnam. He hopes to return to Vietnam after his graduate studies to promote the conservation of cultural relics. Vu recently completed a graduate summer internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art and also attended the 7th Forbes Symposium on Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art hosted by the museum.