Li Hei Di (b. 1997) was born in Shenyang, China and is currently based in London, UK. They received their MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, and their BA (Hons) from Chelsea College of Arts, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Li Hei Di’s paintings capture desire, seduction, and flirtation in relation to sex, not solely the physical act but the ephemeral mating dance that occurs in its anticipation. Their work has been included in group exhibitions throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and China. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Tits at Dawn, LINSEED Projects, Shanghai, China (2022); In Defense of Secrets, Downs & Ross, New York (2022); Conscious Unconscious, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (2023); Uncanny Valley, Gagosian, Hong Kong (2023); and their forthcoming U.S. solo debut with Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November of 2023.