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Edward C. Curtis Photo from book on Ledger paper
Native North American Contemporary Art Collection.
Memorial Union Gallery
Andrea Lekberg is a visual and culinary artist who was raised in Illinois but spent her childhood summers near her family home in Martin, South Dakota. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago and is a graduate of the Pastry Program at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. Lekberg is deeply influenced by the patterns, colors, and lines found in traditional Sioux artwork and the local environment of the Pine Ridge Reservation and the inspiration for her current work comes from her cultural identity and the relevance of the Lakota people in contemporary society.
Lekberg is the owner and pastry chef at a boutique bakery and café, The Artist Baker, in Morristown, New Jersey. In addition, her work has been exhibited at the Sioux Indian Museum (SD), Aktá Lakota Museum (SD), Nasher Museum of Art (NC), Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School (SD), and Museum of the Plains Indian (MT), among others. In 2015 she also received the Creative Placemaking Award from Morris Arts.
Red Cloud Indian Art Show A Continuum of Native Art
Native American art cannot be defined by one aesthetic, medium, or tradition alone. It is constantly changing, reflecting the diverse cultures and experiences of Native artists themselves. Over the last five decades, the Red Cloud Indian Art show has celebrated the continuum of Native art – and honored the artists who create it.
Held on the Pine Ridge Reservation in western South Dakota, this exhibition is the largest and longest-running Native art exhibition of its kind – and one of only a few held in an Indigenous community. Hundreds of artists from tribal nations across North America have shared their work through the Red Cloud show, in categories ranging from painting and photography to beadwork and quillwork. But what sets the show apart is its inclusion of all Native artists. Its purpose is to create opportunities for Native artists to explore their talents and share their perspectives, regardless of their previous exposure to the art world. Grounded in community and culture, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show allows the artists themselves to guide the narrative on Native art and Indigenous experience.
Framed in archival materials