Nguyen Xuan Khanh was a member of the Vietnamese Fine Art Association, in Hanoi and a member of the Fine Arts Association in Ho Chi Minh City. He received the Nguyen Binh Khiem Literature and Arts Award. Khanh participated to several exhibitions in Vietnam between 1985 and 2001. He also took part in the show Through my Eyes at Atrium in Melbourne, in Australia in 2000. He died from a tragic car accident in 2001.