Maynard Johnny, Jr.
Maynard Johnny, Jr. (b. 1973) is primarily a self-taught artist who has been studying and working since the age of seventeen. He has been inspired by many Northwest Coast artists and particularly admires Robert Davidson, the late great Art Thompson, and Mark Henderson. Maynard is principally involved in graphic work, but is also designing and creating jewellery in silver and gold.
Maynard is principally involved in graphic work but throughout his career he has worked in many mediums including acrylic paint on canvas, wood and wood carving. His designs have garnered him a number of awards in logo contests for various Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations. He was also privileged enough to design an 8-ft. by 3-ft. sculpture of a salmon that was donated to the world trade centre in New York to honour those lost in the 9/11 tragedy. Maynard has been in a number of exhibitions including a Miniature Show at Alcheringa Gallery, a Young Bloods Show at the Douglas Reynolds Gallery and a Salish Show with Charles Elliot, as well as a few small solo shows. Maynard continues to share the beauty of the Coast Salish through graphic painting, wood, glass, and metal sculptures.