Ngô Hứa Minh Trí

– is a Vietnamese-born American artist with a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work explores themes of personal and interpersonal connections, individual and collective narratives, and the roles these play in shaping desires, longings, hopes, and dreams.


An Imperfect Heart Sings like a Candle in a Storm - by Tri Ngo ft. Daniel Legut
An Imperfect Heart Sings Like a Candle in a Storm
Ngô Hứa Minh Trí (ft. Daniel Legut)
2019-2023
unfired clay body, resinite, wood, wheels, twine, blue.io motherboard, Android phone, fitbit, watercolor, black paint, Fresnel lens
32 inches x 64 inches x 6.5 feet


Through poetic and introspective creations, Ngô Hứa Minh Trí’s work bridges the gap between the infinite and the finite, giving form to fleeting moments, and inviting audiences to reflect upon their own internal and external relationships. At the core of his artistic exploration lies the commitment to subvert the boundaries of the self, examine the influences of personal and collective histories on the present, and probe the emotional and physical ties that bind us.


An Imperfect Heart Sings like a Candle in a Storm - by Tri Ngo ft. Daniel Legut
An Imperfect Heart Sings Like a Candle in a Storm


(ft. Daniel Legut)

In the realms of binary and brushstrokes, Daniel Legut maneuvers the intersection of technology and art with finesse. Trained as a software engineer with a tenure of five years in the vibrant world of tech startups, he views the world through the prism of algorithms, structures, and elegant code. Beyond just ones and zeroes, Daniel Legut was instrumental in the creation of a captivating piece; he wired up both the electronics and software of a wearable worn by Tri, ingeniously connecting his heartbeat to the rhythmic flashing of a lighthouse light.


An Imperfect Heart Sings like a Candle in a Storm - by Tri Ngo ft. Daniel Legut
An Imperfect Heart Sings Like a Candle in a Storm


This artpiece captures the synergy of Daniel Legut’s left-brain logic with right-brain creativity. While his technical work demands painstaking debugging and iteration for seamless functionality, his artistic endeavors reflect a similar journey of reflection, revision, and revelation. His pieces, including his quest to transform the ubiquitous QR code into a visual masterpiece, invite you to see the artistry in algorithms and the calculations in colors, drawing parallels between coding and crafting. As you immerse yourself in this exhibit, you’re not merely admiring works of art; you’re navigating through layers of logic and emotion, binary and brushwork, all uniquely bridging the realms of aesthetic design and cutting-edge technology.