Jonathan Cheatwood

Jonathan Cheatwood

Los Angeles , CA, United States

About Jonathan Cheatwood

Playing a strategic game upon the surface of his often raw, large-scale, stitched together canvases, Cheatwood plays a set of related decisions in a step-by-step rejoinder to each possible move. The working process plays out at the sewing machine, then to the studio floor then the walls and back to the floor, as the artist simultaneously moves from canvas to canvas, leaving behind the detritus of his own accidental marks, shoe prints, dropped and spilled materials, etc. so the work tracks its own history, the reality of the studio environment and the physicality of making these paintings as if he is formulating his own autobiography with fabric and canvas. With bold colors, clean lines, occasional text and raw power that all merge into a rough and ready approach, that somehow remains elegant and visually seductive, these paintings point to a positive future for the young artist


Arizona State University - 2011


Curriculum Vitae
Born 1986 in Thousand Oaks, CA
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA

2011 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Selected Solo Shows
2018 . Over the Influence, Hong Kong (UPCOMING)
2018 She's Heavy on the Razzmatazz, Makasiini
Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2018 Volta Show, BEERS London, New York, NY
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

Selected Group Shows
2018 The Urban Experience, Artual Gallery, Beirut,
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,
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, 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,
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,

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