Chicago-based artist Licha DeLaPeña creates richly textured and passionately vibrant acrylic on canvas in primary colors, finding inspiration in day to day living in the city. For 15 years she lived in the Logan Square neighborhood in the St. George Artist Court, a block of private artist studios. Born in October 1972 in Blue Island, grew up in Dolton, Illinois, she began painting in her graduation year from Columbia College Chicago in 1996.

The initial years of DeLaPeña's career were spent at Gallery 1633 in Chicago, where she had the opportunity to interact with many local artists, especially artist and gallery owner, Montana Morrison who encouraged the young artist.

Influenced by her favorites Klimt and Picasso. DeLaPeña also discovered on a trip in 2006, local Prague artist, Gor Avetisyan at Inter Art Gallery, whose explorations of abstract form had a profound effect on her work.

Mostly showing work on the west side of Chicago, her work has been showcased in venues such as Gallery Cabaret, Gallery 1633, Simons, 20/30 Club Charity Events, TOP Charity Events, KDT Designs Inc, Green Eye Lounge, The Charleston, Filter, Advance Spine & Sports Care, and No Friction Café, among others.

Paintings are available for purchase at the artist’s private space, Oktober Studio.

PRINT SALE: $5 8X10 / $10 for international shipping. SEND MONEY: PayPal to Include mailing address, email & painting title.


May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
104 North Marion
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 7-11pm
Elmer's Kids Fundraiser
Bourbon Street
3359 West 115th Steet
Merrionette Park, IL 60803

October 17, 2015 – Present
Aqua Salon
5346 West Devon
Chicago, Illinois 60646

October 1, 2016 2-5PM
Destination Devon Art Walk
Aqua Salon
5346 West Devon
Chicago, Illinois 60646

October 17, 2015 2-5PM
Destination Devon Art Walk
Aqua Salon
5346 West Devon
Chicago, Illinois 60646

March 2013 - Present
The Flower Flat
620 West Addison Chicago, Illinois 60613

November 1-30, 2013
LaGrange Park Library
555 North. La Grange Road LaGrange Park, Illinois 60526

November 1, 2013 6-10PM $20
Special Olympics Silent Auction
Shinnick's Pub
3758 South Union
Chicago, Illinois 60609

October 1, 2013 – November 2, 2013
Day Of The Dead
Online Exhibit ONLY
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September 30, 2013 - October 6, 2013
South Side All Breed Dog Training Club
Silent Auction Donation

March 1, 2013 - November 30, 2013
Tula Yoga Studio
2827 West Belden Chicago, Illinois 60647

To purchase please contact~
Licha DeLaPeña,


For an interview or to request hi-res photos of art work please contact
Sheridan Road
Evanston Review
Chicago Scene
Time Out Chicago

Bluegrass on the Green
Downers Grove Park District
The Flower Flat
Fringe Boutique