David Heo (b. 1992, Acworth, Georgia) creates artwork that flirts with a variety of genres, including large-scale paintings, works on paper, mural paintings, and brand collaborations. Heo employs elemental materials – acrylic, paper collage, and crayon – to create an intricate interlacing of layers. Through his many influences, such as, short stories, action films, and lo-fi music, Heo improvises intimately between abstraction and biography which synthesizes his lived experiences.
Heo received his MFA in 2018 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has held solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the country, as well as group exhibitions around the world, in countries such as England, Belgium, France, and South Korea.