MyLoan Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam. On April 30,1975 - the fall of Saigon, she and her family fled by sea to refugee camps in Subic Bay and Wake Island in the South China Sea. Later they were brought to Camp Pendleton, California, known as Tent City, one of four large camps for Vietnamese refugees. From there, the family immigrated to Boone, eventually settling in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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's work is found in private collections in the United States, Germany and Switzerland. She is part of Moving Poets leadership since its inception in 1997.