Artist Jeremy Johnson
Nation Pikuni (Blackfeet)

Artist Biography

Johnson is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe and currently resides in Browning, Montana, where he works as an artist and firefighter. He creates paintings that depict traditional imagery of the Blackfeet people, with a contemporary twist.

Johnson works in both acrylics and oils on gessoed boards which he fabricates himself. He paints freehand without the use of preparatory drawings, allowing himself the freedom to change the composition as he creates it. The final step in his artistic process is framing the piece, which is done with frames that he makes himself by hand. Through his work he seeks to capture the interactions between the Blackfeet people and the land and animals around them and share these relationships with his audience.