Born in Vietnam, Ngo immigrated to the United States with parents in 1975 after the fall of Saigon. His family stayed in Nebraska for one year, then move to southern California. Ngo did experiment with pop art and various techniques but was not satisfied until he uses aluminum to create geometric abstraction, arranging bits of intense colors in irregular shapes. His works frequently consist of floating rectangles over a horizontal line across of luminous color collage on enormous wood panel that manage to simultaneously convey a deep minimal yet very complex involved sensuality and a profound spirituality. Unlike many Abstract Expressionists, Ngo's collage compositions never relied on such dramatic techniques as violent brush strokes or the dripping and splattering of paint. Instead, his virtually gesture less paintings achieved their effects by large areas of solid background colors that seemingly float parallel to the picture plane in an indeterminate, atmospheric space. Ngo refine this basic style through continuous simplification.