Jolene Rickard

(American | Tuscarora, born 1956)

Jolene Rickard is an artist, curator, professor, and visual historian whose focus is art history and indigenous studies. She is of Native American Tuscaroran heritage (western New York State).

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York, a Master of Fine Arts from Buffalo State College, New York, and a PhD from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is an associate professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The 2004 inaugural exhibition for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. was co-curated by Rickard.