Artist Bio:

As an active member of the Chippewa of Mnjikaning First Nation, Christopher Olszewski has developed his aesthetic from the creative visual language of the Northern Woodland people. His work is rooted in western painting traditions, as well as being trained in the modernist/postmodernist philosophy of art. He also has a fascination with the ancient Native American world and how it interacts with current times. His goal is to develop the Native American image beyond the “Souvenir Shop” and to depict actual people struggling with the encroachment of the dominant contemporary culture.


Christopher Olszewski