Co-Founder | collaborator
Born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam in 1973, Minh Nguyen,
along with her parents, were among the first
Vietnamese refugees that landed in the United
States in the summer of 1975.
She holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Florida. Although possessing the mind and skills of a scientist, she knows that her core essence is that of an artist. Minh infuses art into everything she touches and, ultimately, creativity informs her business strategy and general life philosophy. She believes that art has the potential just as science does, to save lives, preserve traditions, and to unify communities.
Minh’s latest achievement was with Natural Curiosities,
a creative art house. In this innovational arena she aided in building the brand into a million dollar business within a few years time. Minh became Managing Director and a driving force behind the brand for nearly 5 years.
To that end she has joined forces with Caitlin Dinkins, former illustrator and Creative Director for Stila Cosmetics, to form Zoe Bios Creative an ArtEnvirons House, which provides art, ideas, and objects of interest.
CO-FOUNDER | COLLABORATOR
Caitlin Dinkins was raised in Ojai, California by a family with a long lineage of artists. She received a BFA in art from UCLA and an MFA in Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After Cranbrook, Dinkins was awarded an affiliate artists residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and later relocated to Los Angeles to work as an illustrator at Stila Cosmetics. She succeeded an eleven-year career as exclusive illustrator for the brand, ultimately holding the position of Creative Director.
In addition to garnering numerous awards in publications such as AdWeek and P.E.I. Books, Dinkins’ illustrations have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and have been published in magazines such as Vogue, W and Harper’s Bazaar. She has developed several successful co-branding illustrations for Stila and stores such as Anthropologie, Barney’s, and Japanese fashion and home store, Free’s Shop. She has designed interiors for the House of Stila, Stila at Fred Segal, and has reimagined several private residences.
In 2011 Dinkins partnered with Minh Nguyen, to establish Zoe Bios Creative, an Art and Design House in Los Angeles. Along with Minh, she creates art, innovative home accessories, and high design, while representing an evolving cadre of artists to offer the singular vision that is Zoe Bios Creative.