Joshua Pawis-Steckley

Cultural Background: Ojibway, Ontario Canada

Born in Barrie Ontario, Joshua is a member of the Wasauksing First Nation.  He is a woodland artist who is dedicated to restoring the arts and stories of the Ojibway.

Joshua learned to draw by doodling in his school notebooks and drawing for fun with his brother and mother. Most if his family is very creative, both his mother and Nokomis are talented quill box makers. He was never formally trained in acrylic painting and started practicing his craft in his early 20s. He graduated from the Graphic Design Program at NSCC in Halifax, NS in 2014 and has a passion for hand printed artwork. He now lives in Vancouver, BC where he works as a screen printer and paints at home.