b chehayeb (b. 1990, Dallas, TX) makes paintings, prints, and drawings that focus on the reconstruction of failed memories and sensory experiences warped and informed by nostalgia, gender, language, and cultural hybridity. Semi-abstract fields of luscious texture, gesture, color, and ambiance are perforated with chehayeb’s growing lexicon of symbols—cowboy boots, stars, horses, snakes, ladders, furniture, and the letter ñ—as anecdotes, spaces, and emotions emerge from the paint.
chehayeb received an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2020 and a BFA in painting with studies in creative writing from the University of North Texas in 2013. chehayeb has been the recipient of awards and residencies including The Studios at Mass MoCA Residency Program in North Adams, MA; Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; Lower East Side Printshop in New York, NY; New York City Redbull Arts Microgrant; Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency Award in Troy, NY; and was a finalist for the Hopper Prize. chehayeb’s work has been featured in various publications including Town & Country, Forbes, VOGUE, The Wall Street Journal, ELLE Décor, Dallas Modern Luxury, D Magazine, Hyperallergic, Glasstire, Maake Magazine, and Hypebeast. chehayeb lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by OCHI in Los Angeles, CA and Sun Valley, ID.