Born and raised in Xi’an, China, Dongze Huo draws on a rich heritage of traditional Chinese arts. The son of an art businessman, 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 exhibitions around the United States. Huo was encouraged to experiment with new media and themes. Now, Huo is an Associate Member at Phoenix Gallery, a prestigious artist cooperative turned community-oriented arts center, where he recently participated in a member group.
2004-2008 Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Fine Art-Oil Painting.
2011-2014 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA, Master of Fine Arts painting Degree.