Dmitri Cherniak is a Canadian artist and coder based in New York City. Since minting his first NFT in 2019, I am but a vessel, Cherniak has continued his generative practice with series including Ringers, The Eternal Pump, The Wrapture and Light Years. He considers automation to be his primary artistic medium and hopes to elicit emotional responses from viewers even though it is generated without human interaction. Cherniak's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide such as LACMA, Art Basel, CADAF and ZKM Karlsruhe. Cherniak aims to positively impact the field of generative art by boosting its legitimacy in the mainstream art world. He has drawn inspiration from artists such as Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Vera Molnár and Manolo Gamboa Naon.