David Choe

David Choe

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Updated On January 14, 2022

David Choe is an American Artist, Musician, Journalist, and podcast host who has written for magazines including Hustler, Ray Gun, Vice. David Choe is a commendable artist with a wide variety of urban culture, entertainment, themes, desires, Asian pop contexts, and many more.

Early Life

David Choe was born on April 21, 1976(age 45 years old)in Los Angeles, California, USA. His parents are Korean immigrants who have experienced new birth particularly known as rebirth. They belong to a Christian family with details about siblings’ under wraps.

He belongs to American Nationality and spent most of his childhood in Koreatown, Los Angeles. His birth zodiac sign is Taurus and is of causation ethnicity. He was interested in arts from his very childhood and started spay-painting on the street in his teenage.

Having said that, his interest in the arts grew day by day. He attended the California College of the Arts and was brilliant in his studies. He continued his career in the same field.

Professional Career

He is a very known and establish artist, musician journalist, novelist, and many more. Moreover, he started his career officially by publishing a graphic novel titled Slow Jams in 1996. He publish only 200 copies and give them to Comic-Con hoping to interest the publisher in 1998. After his novel, he submitted  Slow Jams for a xeric grant and was awarded $5000 to self publish the second expanded edition. The second cover came out in 1999 with a cover price of $4.

Likewise, his other bibliography includes Bruised fruit: The art of David Choe, Drips Inc 2002, Cursive, Giant Robert 2003, and David Choe, Chronicle Books 2010. Further, he along with Harry Kim made an autobiography documentary named Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe. He also accepted the mural commission from Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and Facebook founder and also performed a solo exhibit, Santa Rosa.

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David Choe during his art preparation (Source: Instagram)

Further Details

He was offered the solo exhibition at the Sanat Rosa museum of contemporary arts in 2005 after his solo exhibition in San Jose and San Francisco. Following the exhibition, he has another solo exhibition  Gardener of Eden in 2007 at New York Jonathan LeVine Gallary, Chelsea. Likewise, his other solo exhibition Murderous Heart at the London and Newcastle locations of Lazarides Gallary.

Moreover, he was approached by Gavin Mclnnes and Shane Smith to write and perform artwork with Vice Magazine. Likewise, he extend his career into hosting starting an online lifestyle entertainment podcast with adult film star Asa Akira titled DADASA.

Further, he was also recognized after his watercolor solo exhibition at Museo University Del Chopo, Mexico City in 2013. In addition after his treatment, he had an exhibition in Los Angeles. The art represents the heavy theme of trauma, self-reflection, and hope of recovery.

Considerating his great artwork he was approached by Internet Entrepreneur Sean Parker to paint sexual mural graphics at the interior of facebook’s first silicon valley office in 2005. Moving to another project, which was approached by the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg to paint somewhat tamer murals for his office.

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David Choe one of his art describing his state of mind (Source: Instagram)

Movie Career

He received around $200 million on the eve of Facebook’s 2012 IPO. Further talking about his other filmography status he was part of documentaries, web series, and so on. Some of the featured are Thumbs UP! (2007-2010), The last dinosaur of the congo with David Choe(2011), We are the strange(voice of the main character 2007), Dirty hands, Vice, Anthony Bourdain: parts unknown, The Mandalorian and Vice s2.

Charitable works

As being part of many works he has extended his hands to charity as well. He is involved with many foundations including Y le Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean The LIDE Haiti Foundation. Likewise, he enjoys spending time with children. He has collaborated with different foundations and supports them with funds and work. Similarly, he has done fundraising with the Yle Haiti foundation and painting programs for children of South Central LA at APCH.


Being a known personality scandal follows your way. He has spent three months in prison due to an argument with a police officer during his art show in Japan. He grabbed the headline after his DVDASA Podcast that he had engaged in rude behavior with a masseuse. Later he defended his comment. Further, he was paid to paint the Bowery Mural Wall in 2017 but he was later protested by another artist including Swoon against his inclusion in the mural project. In addition, he denied any kind of sexual assault or rape and apologize for his original comments.

Net Worth

Having said that he is one of the richest artists at present. Moreover, he has worked his entire career to gather an estimated net worth of $300 Million till now. His many works have inspired many people. He is fortunate to live a modest and lavish lifestyle as of now. Details about his income, expenses are under wraps as of now.

Relationship Status

David is very much single as of now. He was in a relationship before. The popular artist prefers to keep his personal life private. Despite being a known personality he does not like to talk about his personal life. He wants to keep his personal and professional life separate.

Body Status and Social Media

The American artist manages to keep himself fit and healthy. As of now, he is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with 71 kgs. He has slight curl black hair with unknown body measurements. There are not many details about his body physiques but he is sure a healthy man.

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David Choe posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his social media status he is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has around 542 k followers on Instagram and around 86k followers on Twitter. Most of the contents are artistic and inspiring contents. With many followers on social media, he has raised the hope of the audience.

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