Nadema Agard (Cherokee-Lakota-Powhatan) is an artist, illustrator, curator, educator, published author, museum professional and consultant in Repatriation and Multicultural/Native American arts and cultures with an M.A. in Art and Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She is currently the Director of Red Earth Studio Consulting / Productions in New York City.
Some of Nadema's recent exhibits include: Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture (Art Train USA, 2004-2007). Parfleche Visions And Moon Breast Mothers (One Woman Show - New York City), Native American Artists Scholars: Speaking for Ourselves in the 21st Century (New York City), Who Is The Virgin Of Guadalupe: Women Artists Crossing Borders (New York City); Mother Love: Native Women and the Land (New York City); Metaphors: Art Inspired by Everyday Objects and Folklore (New York City); Starblanket Heaven (One Woman Show - Bismarck, North Dakota). Some earlier exhibitions are Coast To Coast: Ancestors Known And Unknown, (New York City), Sacred Door (One Woman Show - Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and Native Survival-Response To HIV /Aids, (New York City and Minneapolis, Minnesota).
Nadema (a.k.a Red Earth) has illustrated SELU & KANA' TI: CHEROKEE CORN MOTHER AND LUCKY HUNTER (Mondo Publication) and THE CHI CHI HOO HOO BOGEYMAN (Holiday House, 1975 and Bison Books, 1993). In prior years, she has created logo designs for the Museum of the American Indian, the New York Multicultural Forum and one of her drawings was reproduced on the cover of Loonfeather (Fall/Winter 1991), A Magazine of Poetry, Short Prose & Graphics. Her work as an illustrator has also appeared on a billboard in Northern Minnesota sponsored by The Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women.
Her artwork has been published in Indigenous Peoples' Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance from UCLA School of Law, FIRE IN THE WOMB: MOTHERS & CREATIVITY by Elizabeth Anderson M.F.A. & Kate Smith-Hanssen Ph.D. from Xlibris Publications, EARTH SONGS, MOON DREAMS: PAINTlNGS BY AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN by Patricia J. Broder and NEW ART INTERNATIONAL by Book Art Press and can be seen on the web at: www.asu.edu/wwol & www.geocities.com/soho/5415/agard.jpg. Nadema's images from the Parfleche Visions And Moon Breast Mothers show can be seen on the E-leusis.net Online Gallery at: www.e-leusis.net/cultura/galeria.asp
The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman, New Edition available June 2008. By Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, drawings by Nadema Agard with a new introduction by the author. University of Nebraska Press