Adrienne M. Benjamin (She/Her/Hers) is an Anishinaabe multi-faceted artist, equity advocate, and cultural educator. She utilizes her own vast life experiences as a special needs mother, GBS survivor, and a modern-day Indigenous woman to create meaningful, current, socially relevant, and culturally significant work that intersects with her Anishinaabe values, history, and lifeways.
Adrienne is passionate about and vibrantly champions social justice and equity initiatives in the arts and education systems in her local community of Mille Lacs, statewide in Minnesota, and beyond. Adrienne is also an accomplished arts administrator, having created and lobbied for two successful arts-based youth initiatives within her tribe, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Adrienne is also an avid art collector, invariably supporting Indigenous and BIPOC artists in the United States and beyond.