HekTad is considered a pioneer of New York City graffiti art. During the 1980s and ’90s, he spray-painted tags throughout the Bronx and the New York City subway system. In 2013, after taking a break to dedicate time to his family, he has returned to artmaking with a series marked by his representations of hearts. While HekTad has made a number of murals throughout the city, he has also experimented with new techniques, mixing traditional graffiti style and new media. In January 2015, Hektad has his first solo gallery show titled “MARVEL” at Outlaw Art Space on the Bowery.