Gina Adams is an American interdisciplinary artist and activist of Ojibwe and Lakota descent. She has a BFA from the Maine College of Art and an MFA from the University of Kansas. She studied visual art, curatorial practice, and critical theory. She is currently a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she instructs visual art.
Her grandfather was Ojibwe and was forcefully placed and assimilated into Carlisle Boarding school, a residential school for Native Americans. Her grandfather’s educational experience continues to shape her own Native identity, as well as her artistic practice. Adams is best known for her antique quilt artwork; however, her work spans a wide range of styles, including mediums such as: sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking and drawing.