His inner spirit driven by the stories and legends of his ancestors on the prairies, Linus Woods, born in 1967, seeks a contemporary artistic expression. Using mixed media, mainly oils and acrylics in layered compositions, Linus’ works evoke memories of the past yet reflect current political and cultural Aboriginals issues.
A Dakota/Ojibwa from the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba, Linus is primarily self-taught, but has studied art at Brandon University and worked closely on projects with Jane Ash Poitras.
His first solo exhibit was at The Wah-sa Gallery in February 2005. He has previously been involved in group shows at The Wah-sa Gallery and other venues such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Urban Shaman in Winnipeg, Brandon University and the Peace Hills Trust Exhibit in Fredericton, NB in 2004. His Rabbits on the Rez paintings were featured in 2002 at the Inuit and Indian Art Gallery in Hull, Quebec and Woods was one of seven artists selected for the 2003 Image Makers First Nations art exhibit in Los Angeles. His work is also included in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.