Bio & CV
Born in Thousand Oaks, Ca. 1986
Now lives & works in Phoenix, Az.
The majority of my thought process is dedicated to deconstruction, making mistakes, and coming alive through chance and the abstract. I am deeply interested in the process of creating an aesthetic piece and how one gets there; understanding the reception of art, objects, and how influences influence the work I make. I am also interested in how creativity cultivates hope, revival, and the restoration of what was nothing into something beautiful.
My work, at its core, is an interdisciplinary experimentation in urban subculture, composition, color, shape, and form. Through a variety of mixed media, I have chosen to step into a seemingly destructive composition of layers, shape and lines, along with aggressive colors to relay parts of my story.
I was created; therefore I create.
Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University (2011)
Selected Group/Solo Shows
2014 | Sundance | Downstairs (Park City, Ut.)
2013 | Paint It Black | Dirty Laundry (Los Angeles, Ca.)
2013 | The Time We Can Not Meet | Gallery 4731 (Detroit, Mi.)
2013 | New City Studios Presents: Jonni Cheatwood | New City Studios (Phoenix, Az.)
2012 | Selected Works | Cartel Coffee Lab (Scottsdale, Az.)
2012 | Glory & Consequence | Artlink A.E. England Gallery (Phoenix, Az.)
2012 | Movement_2: | Foco Gallery (Portland, Or.)
2012 | Movement_2: | First Friday Art Walk (Flagstaff, Az.)
2011 | Rhythmic Sensation | Sun Dust Gallery (Mesa, Az.)
2009 | Faceless Generation | ASU Gammage (Tempe, Az.)
2003 | Conejo Valley Young Artist Showcase (Thousand Oaks, Ca.)
Talks & Lectures
2012 | "Living in the Creative Community" | Coconino Center for the Arts
Publications (Digital & Print)
Fashion For Men Magazine (issue 3)