Tri Minh Mai

UMass Dartmouth 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Tri Minh Mai working in studio

Biography

Tri Minh Mai was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. After receiving his BA in Architecture at Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture in 2016, he decided to move into the digital media industry for his profession. Being influenced by comics and illustrations since the early days of his childhood and then with architecture and design, Tri’s work shows his focus on combining different techniques in varied media and platforms. An interest in hybridity can also be found in his overall design’s concept by expressing concern in both sports and culture related subjects.

Statement

Since my childhood, comics and animations have piqued my interest through a world of colorful and energetic illustrations. This has led me to acquire many skills, such as hand drawing and typography, to explore the power of communicating ideas through colors, texture and images. My fascination with design and creation has continued developing during my time at university, training as an architect, then professionally working in the design industry. Varied skill sets and understandings gained from involving myself in different fields resulted in an idea of combining the best of both analog and digital experiences into a single work. My ultimate ambition is to create seamless, well-made design work from varied techniques that is responsive to different platforms.

My enthusiasm for sports, especially soccer has always been a major subject of my work. By focusing on demonstrating the dynamism and liveliness of sports, my goal is to expound an idea of the recreation and enjoyment of the game. Moreover, since I started engaging with the multi-cultural society in the US, culture related topics have become another major concern of mine. Associating with a multi-cultural community resulted in an urge to speak for my cultural identity, as well as my voice as an artist through promoting Vietnamese culture. While I usually work on sport and culture related subjects separately, blending them into one work is my new goal.

Contact

trimai10m@gmail.com
Instagram @mtri.art

Slideshow

  1. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (overview), 2020, paper, 50” x 17”
  2. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small book), 2020, paper, 8” x 7.5“
  3. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small book, inside), 2020, paper, 8” x 7.5”
  4. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small books), 2020, paper, 8" x 7.5” each
  5. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small book, inside), 2020, paper, 8” x 7.5”
  6. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small book, inside), 2020, paper, 8” x 7.5”
  7. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (detail), 2020, paper, 50” x 17”
  8. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (detail), 2020, paper, 50” x 17”
  9. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small books), 2020, paper, 7" x 4” each
  10. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small flip book), 2020, paper, 7” x 4”
  11. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small book, inside), 2020, paper, 7" x 4”
  12. Interactive book about Vietnamese cuisine featuring recipes and culture-related stories (small book, inside), 2020, paper, 7" x 4”

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College of Visual Performing Arts, Degree Type MFA, Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery University Art Gallery