Dongze Huo

Flower from wandering water
Adapting to a new culture means subjecting oneself to profound change. In my art creation, I draw on my experience of acclimation to new environments. The process of change is my inspiration to create. My work are composed of dyes and mixed media, and laden with abstract elements that are rooted in Chinese philosophy. In my process, I let my mediums take their own course, abandoning all control. I explore uncertainty and chance, the wisdom of allowing things to happen, which is a belief found in Taoist philosophy. I want to tell people to think positively about changes as well. Life and color dance on my canvas, and my brush strokes are not confined by the rigid discipline of traditions. It is spontaneous continuous movement, abandoning restrictions for serendipity.

Dongze Huo was born and raised in Xi'an, China. He went on to study painting at Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, where he earned his BFA in Painting in 2008. Later he earned his MFA in Painting from Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2014. Huo has participated in numerous exhibitions around the United States. Huo was encouraged to experiment with new media and themes. Huo became an Associate Member at Phoenix Gallery in 2015, a prestigious artist cooperative turned community-oriented arts center, where he recently participated in a member group. During the same year, he has been awarded one of five Finalists and the Honorable Mention by RE:ARTISTE International Art Competition. In 2017, his artwork image was selected as one of ten Finalists for the 7000 Pinwheels public installation at Prospect Park Brooklyn by The Connective Project - Prospect Park's 150th committee. He currently lives in New York City.
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