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About the Artist

Adrienne Larocque is a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from Maskwacis, Alberta. She would like to acknowledge that she has been fortunate to live, work and create on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Adrienne creates contemporary Indigenous beadwork and jewelry through her business Kihew and Rose blending traditional techniques and materials in a modern way. She has been a maker her entire life and started with hand-sewing doll clothes and eventually learning pattern-making throughout her formative years. Over the last several years she has focused her talents on bead working and designing jewelry for everyday wear and special occasions. 

Adrienne is on a lifelong journey of reclaiming her culture, and her beadwork is central to this journey. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Native Studies with Honors from the University of Alberta, and has a Fashion Design Diploma from the Blanche Macdonald Institute. She wishes to create safe spaces to pass on her knowledge and help others develop their skills as she believes that everyone can create beautiful beadwork.