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5 Questions With: David Heo

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David Heo sees the beauty in the mundane and the mess. To him, everyday experiences whether it's swigging drinks with friends on a Friday night or a stale relationship are all storytelling opportunities which he conveys in his vibrant and expressive artwork.

Inspired by configuration, nightlife and people watching, David's work often juxtaposes color and content. Whether he's drawing people, plants, or animals, his paintings depict a mix of urban expression, a splash of fantasy and color, and playful critique on topics such as the commodification of Asian identity within American pop culture.

The Georgia-born artist recently received his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Today, his work has been featured locally in prominent spaces such as Young Chicago Authors, as well as nationally, including a spot on Pop TV's series "Hot Date."

Get to know David in our round of questions below!


“5 Questions With” is a video interview series giving a glimpse into the person behind the artist.

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