John Tenasco is an Algonquin from the Kitigan-Zibi Anishinabeg reserve near Maniwaki, Quebec.
John is interested in a variety of media and styles of paintings (portraiture, Abstraction, Impressionism etc.) and in producing works with Aboriginal content in as many ways possible. He earned a D.E.C. at Heritage College and a B.F.A at the University of Ottawa. John has been awarded the Jaqueline Fry Memorial Scholarship as well as the Suzanne Rivard-Lemoyne Prize.