MyLoan Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She and her family immigrated to the USA at the end of the Vietnam War. Dinh studied at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and majored in visual arts at the School of Arts and Design at Wollongong University New South Wales, Australia. Her creative talents led to designing and creating costumes and sets for professional dance and theatre for over a decade. In 2008, she returned to painting and renewed her focus on visual arts projects. Although raised in the west, her Southeast asian roots have been a source of reference and inspiration in her work. Dinh has exhibited internationally and her work is found in art collections in the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey. Several recent awards/grants include: Arts & Science Council Regional Artist Project Grant (Charlotte, NC), Department of Arts and Culture, Berlin (Treptow-Köpenick) Artist Grant, and Partnership for Democracy ( Berlin) Project Grant in collaboration with Moving Poets. She and her husband, Till Schmidt-Rimpler, founder and artistic director of Moving Poets have creative projects in the USA and Berlin, Germany.