Noel, Maxine also known as Ioyan Mani
Canadian, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 1946, in Manitoba.
Painter (acrylics/gouache), graphic artist (silk screen prints), sculptor (bronze). Figures, Native American subjects.
Maxine Noel is a Native artist, whose Lakota name Ioyan Mani means 'Walk Beyond'. After spending her early years on the Birdtail Reservation with her Santee Oglala Sioux parents she attended an Indian residential school. After a short period as a legal secretary she took a course in advanced design, eventually devoting herself full-time to her work in art. She has dedicated herself to the promotion of Native artists through serving as a board member, consultant or artistic director for institutions such as Native Earth Performing Arts, the Canadian Native Arts Foundation, and the Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts. She has also participated as a panel member at the Saskatchewan School of Fine Arts, at the University of Western Ontario in London, and in the Native programme at the Ontario College of Art....