"Striving to create original acrylic work in style, color, and subject matter."
John Chehak is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally for more than 20 years. John’s medium of choice is acrylic on paper and canvas using brush, palette knife, fingers, or any other object within his reach. In the past few years, his work has taken on new and unique personalities of vibrant color, symmetry, and compelling presentation. Chehak describes his many...
... mesmerizing styles as having developed from the need to “un-trap himself” from an artistic routine in an effort to explore other expressive and imaginative opportunities. He has been described as a mid-century style artist, a cubist, a minimalist reminiscent of Braque and Picasso, and a few years ago, an online reviewer wrote, “Native Iowan John Chehak is a masterful draftsman and painter…His wide expanse of expertise and style make his artwork a treat to explore.” Regardless of description, Chehak strives to create original work in style, color, and subject matter.
2002 Artwork Chosen for display in Governor's Mansion, Des Moines, IA
2010 John was selected as cover artist for JMCP magazine
2015 Artwork chosen to represent Iowa State University MFA Creative Writing program
2016 One man show at University of Iowa Biomedical Research Facility