Born and raised in Xi’an, China, Dongze Huo draws on a rich heritage of traditional Chinese arts. The son of an art dealer, Huo learned to appreciate art at a young age. He went on to study at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, where he earned his BFA in Painting in 2008. It was there that he was first exposed to modern art and the contemporary art scene in the rest of the world, which seemed especially relevant and expressive. He came to San Francisco and was accepted at Academy of Art University, where he earned his MFA in Painting in 2014. Huo has participated in numerous group and juried exhibitions around the United States. Currently he lives in NYC as his artist career.