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Jonni Cheatwood

About Jonni Cheatwood

Jonni Cheatwood is a painter working in Los Angeles, CA. His work describes the broad visual ideas stemming from still life, abstraction and minimalism. The graffiti-like scribbles, scratches and primitive colors of Cheatwood’s work is the controlled chaotic work of an erudite, expressionist.


"Process is everything for me as a painter. There has always been this game going on in my practice of balancing negative space and structure, which I love. I tend to use differing fabrics that I sew together to allow my paintings take a breath when they need to. I try to include everything I can within a canvas without overwhelming myself, as well as the viewer. For these works, I focused on the interaction with the viewer of the painting, as I want my audience feel involved. For example, when I write something within a canvas, make a mark, use a color, sew, or let my work roll around my studio floor, I'm interacting. I'm trying to convey an honesty by showing you the bones of this painting, as well as my process, and not just what's on the surface.” - Jonni Cheatwood



2011 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ



2015, "Don't Lift Your Heroes Up So High" Palabra, Phoenix, AZ

2014, "Alysian" Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA

2013, "Paint It Black" Dirty Laundry, Los Angeles

2013, "New City Studios Presents" New City Studios, Phoenix, AZ

2012, "Glory & Consequence" Artlink A.E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2012, "Movement_:2" Foco Gallery, Portland, OR



2015, "UNICEF Next Generation" 800 Main, Venice, CA

2013, "The Time We Can Not Meet" Gallery 4731, Detroit, MI

2011, "Rhythmic Sensation" Sun Dust Gallery, Mesa, Z.

2003, Conejo Valley Young Artist Showcase, Thousand Oaks, CA



2015, The Pepsi Challenge (forthcoming), global project (artwork in collaboration with Usher.)

2015, Yoobi X Usher, national project (artwork in collaboration with Usher).

2014, BARE MADE, signature artist series bags, Denver, CO