David Bae is a Texas-based artist living and working in Austin. He received his BFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 after which he moved to Los Angeles. In 2011, he was the Starr Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools in London, England. His work loosely uses portraiture as a framework to make self-referential and self-mocking paintings that reflect on day-to-day concerns.