As a survivor of the Vietnam War, she fled to the United States in 1975 through the delta of the Mekong River on a boat with her small son in her arms. Trained as a journalist, after she reached the US, Huong found a new path in art which would convert her into an activist for peace. Art helped her to confront the tragedy, the loss of her family, and the effort of adapting herself to a new land. Painting was a cathartic exercise that helped her to organize her memories, to trust again, and to experience a resurgence of hope. Motivated by her own life history, Huong has committed herself to communicate peace through art.
Huong has many exhibitions at public libraries, museums, universities and various upscale art galleries. Even back to year 1987, she had already had a solo exhibit in the rotunda on Capitol Hill, the Russell Senate office Building and the Barlow Building in Washington D.C.