Chris Uphues

American, b. 1971

Born and raised in Chicago, Chris Uphues is an artist and designer best known for his signature hearts that can be found wheat pasted and in murals throughout Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. His paintings and prints are densely detailed compositions of stars, flowers, shapes, and cartoon-like faces that are inspired by a range of popular references from comic books to Persian calligraphy, street art to Disney animations. His work has been featured in solo and group shows in the US and abroad.