was born in Thousand Oaks, California but has spent the duration of his adulthood living and working in the Phoenix area. He received his BA from Arizona State University, where he picked up painting. The majority of Jonni’s thought process is dedicated to deconstruction, making mistakes, and coming alive through chance and the abstract. He has chosen to step into a seemingly destructive composition of layers, shape and lines, along with aggressive colors to relay parts of a story. Jonni is 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 he makes. Cheatwood is also interested in how creativity cultivates hope, revival, and the restoration of what was nothing into something beautiful and pleasing. Cheatwood’s work, at its core, is an interdisciplinary experimentation in urban subculture, composition, color, shape, and form through a variety of mixed media. Jonni and his wife, Amy, currently live in metro Phoenix, Arizona.
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