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 went on to study at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, where earned his BFA in Painting in 2008 in China. Later he came to San Francisco and earned his MFA at Academy of Art University 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.