Jonathan Cernak (born 1979, South Bend, Indiana) has been a Chicago based artist for 10 years. He moved to the Windy City to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he trained in both traditional fine art techniques and contemporary digital media practices. Jonathan also spent a semester focused solely on painting at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London. Cernak holds a BFA from SAIC, and exhibits throughout Chicagoland. Additionally, Jonathan maintains an active career in the digital advertising industry and his passion for painting is continuously inspired by technology, current events and the artists surrounding him at Stairway Studios.