Leonard Maiden was born in Greenville Mississippi in 1972. His family then moved to Louisiana in 1978. In 1991 he served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1995. In 1999 he entered community college at Bossier Parish Community College where he majored in Mass Communications with the hopes of becoming a graphic artist. After taking a required course in drawing at BPCC he was advised by his instructor to attend Louisiana Tech School of Art. In 2005 Leonard received his BFA from Louisiana Tech University. He began his public art career participating in small community venues in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was living and working at that time. In 2012 Leonard moved to Senatobia. Mississippi on his late grandfather's farm. Since then he has exhibited his work in Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville, and Chicago. Leonard still today lives and works in Senatobia, Mississippi.