Selected Works


Jonni Cheatwood was born in 1986 in Thousand Oaks, CA, and he lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Cheatwood’s body of work is an exploration of nostalgia and tension. Combining materials — found, gifted, and custom-made — he creates a patchwork backdrop of sewn fabric as the basis for his expressionist canvases. The backgrounds for his new works are comprised of found fabrics with nostalgic prints, Los Angeles fashion district finds, and old photographs printed on fabric. Cheatwood’s mother-in-law gave him the photographs taken by his wife’s grandfather while traveling in the 1950’s and 1960’s, which he had printed onto fabric to use as part of the stretched fabric backdrops for his paintings.

On top of these patchwork canvases, Cheatwood lays down acrylic and oil paint through subconscious gestures working both intuitively and strategically across the assemblages. Layered with nostalgic meaning, the works explore the tension between marks, mediums, colors, composition, and time.


2011 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Selected Solo Shows

2018    Dressed Up for the Letdown, Over the Influence, Hong Kong, China
2018    She’s Heavy on the Razzmatazz, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2018    Volta Show, BEERS London, New York, NY, USA
2018    Same Hero, New Boots, TW FINE ART, Brisbane, Australia
2017    Strange to Meet You, Tappan, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Don’t Life Your Heroes Up So High, Palabra, Phoenix, AZ
2014    Alysian, Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA
2013    New City Studios Presents Jonni Cheatwood, New City Studios, Phoenix, AZ
2012    Glory & Consequence, Artlink A.E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012    … And?, Cartel, Scottsdale, AZ
2012    Movement_2:, Foco Gallery, Portland, OR


2017    Tappan Atelier, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Hooper Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Shows

2018    Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel (UPCOMING)
2018    Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (UPCOMING)
2018    Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018    Constructed, Saatchi Art, Santa Monica
2017    Scope Miami Booth C-11, Mika Gallery, Miami, FL
2017    FRESHAF, TW FINE ART, Brisbane, Australia
2017    Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY
2017    75 Works on Paper, BEERS, London, UK
2017    Vernissage D’Art Contemporain, Artual Gallery, Côte d’Ivoire
2017    Untitled Group Show, Mika Gallery at the Refinery Hotel, New York, NY
2017    Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016    Art Miami, De Re Gallery, Miami, FL
2016    Summer Show, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016    Consort Loves Tappan, Tappan, Los Angeles, CA
2016    Meat and Potatoes, Santa Fe Art Colony, Los Angeles, CA
2016    Concrete Matter & Liquefied Horizons, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2016    Grafforists, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2016    Wielding Now, Tappan, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Straight Up, Hooper Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2013    The Time We Can Not Meet, Gallery 4731, Detroit, MI
2011    Rhythmic Sensation, Sun Dust Gallery, Mesa, AZ