Born in Vietnam in 1977, Phung Huynh immigrated to the United States in 1978. Huynh graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1999 with a B.F.A. in illustration. In 2001, she earned an M.F.A. in studio art from New York University. Since receiving her degrees, Huynh has been featured in solo and group exhibitions all over the United States. She has served on a number of reputable commissions, including those for Rolling Stone magazine, American Airlines, and the Community Redevelopment Agency in Los Angeles. Huynh currently lives in Los Angeles and is a full-time faculty member at Los Angeles Valley College, an adjunct faculty member at East Los Angeles College, and chair of the art department at Ribét Academy.