As an artist, it has been a deeply meaningful experience for me, since 1996, to witness the Ndzundza Ndebele of South Africa, an indigenous nation of women artists, who are proceeding through the doorway of cultural evolution, with each present day displaying elements of 21st century life alongside elements from their historic past. I feel because I came to these women and their families, as just another woman artist of color, who expresses life abstractly, they have guided me into seeing their life their way, and blessed my endeavors with their friendship and support. My coalition with the late Ndebele sovereign, King Mayitjha (Mayisha)III, was consistent inspiration for my annual documentation of their powerful ritual presence in post-apartheid South Africa. I pray that my photographs and writing give each viewer cultural insights and a sense of relationship with a traditional creative people.

Back to exhibits, which have been generously Sponsored in part by funding and grants from UMSAEP [University of Missouri South African Education Partnership], UNISA [University of South Africa], University of Missouri Research Board, Southern University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Students, Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Arts Council of Baton Rouge, BAND [Black African National Diaspora] Museum of New Orleans, the Missouri River Regional Library, University of California at Santa Cruz Oakes College, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Sacramento, California Chapter), the Links, Inc.(Sacramento, California Chapter, Arts Facet), Hewlett Packard, Inc. of South Africa, Walter H. Sanderson, founder of Sanderson Industries, Inc. (Atlanta/Chicago), and the Pretoria Art Museum of South Africa.




1986 Ed.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dissertation Title: "Art Trained and Non-Art Trained Subjects' Classifications and Evaluations of Visual Structure in Nonobjective Art."

M.F.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Painting / 2-Dimensional Design / Museum Studies

B.S., Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, Art Design / Education, Cum Laude

1966-1968 Attended
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois [National Achievement Scholar]



University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Art - Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

8/88-Present, Full Professor: Tenured – Research Scholar in Florence, Italy 1993-1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, School of Art, 8/85-6/88, Associate Professor, Art Education, Art Ed.

Area Director (87-88); College Coordinator, Student Teacher Clinical Experiences
Northwestern University, Department of Art Theory and Practice 8/85-7/86, Visiting Associate Professor,

Senior Level: Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, College of Education 9/82-5/85, Art Teacher. University

Laboratory High School for Gifted and Talented Students; Grades 7 through 12
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture 9/81-5/82, Graduate Teaching

Associate for Basic Design, Color Theory and Watercolor.
Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea Department of Western Oil Painting 9/80-2/81, Visiting Professor,

Fulbright-Hays Senior Lecturer, Teaching: Advanced Western Painting.
Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea Department of Decorative Arts 2/81-7/81, Visiting Professor, Fulbright-Hays Senior Lecturer, Teaching: Basic Design and Color Theory.

Korean Educational Development Institute, Seoul, Korea, Division of English Language Educational Broadcasting (T.V.) 9/80-7/81, On Air Native Speaker and Color Consultant, Fulbright-Hays Visiting Artist/Scholar. One Person Photography/Painting Exhibition, USA Embassy Gallery, April 1981

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Department of Fine Arts and Department of Black Studies 9/75-6/81, Assistant Professor. Teaching: Visual Communications in the Black Community; Painting; Drawing; Color Theory and Afro-American Art History. Completed 2 citywide mural projects, 1977 and 1979. Mural Reviewed and Pictured in Sunday, New York Times, 19 June 1977, p. 38.

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, Division of Interpretation: Education Department 10/73-7/75, Head, Adult Education Program; Researcher/Instructor, Jennie Simpson Collection of African Art

New York-Phoenix School of Design, New York City, Division of Drawing and Painting 9/73-1/74, Instructor The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Department of Art 9/72-8/73, Assistant Professor. Teaching: Afro-American Art History; Painting; Visual Communications and Secondary Art Education



Hoard, Adrienne W. (2006) A Review of Vive Haïti! Contemporary Art of the Haitian Diaspora. Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 165-170, Fall, 2005. (Refereed)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (2005) A Great Leader’s Spirit Never Sleeps, Be My Guest, Magazine, No. 231, August 2005, p. 16, feature article with color photograph. (Refereed)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (2005) An Inyanga for the Ndzundza Ndebele, Be My Guest, Magazine, No. 230, July2005, p. 16, feature article with color photograph. (Refereed)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (2005) Writing about Africa, in Africa for Africans, as an American, Be My Guest, Magazine, No. 229, June 2005, p. 14, feature article with color photograph, and cover photo. (Refereed)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (2002)
I Walk with Ndzundza Ndebele: A Photo-documentary of Transformation in a South African Society, ARISE, Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 6, July 2002, p. 37-40, feature article with 7 photographs. (Refereed)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (2001)
Journal of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Research in Art Education, Vol. 18, Cover Photograph (Invited)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (2001) The Commodification of Art: Ndebele Women in the Stream of Change, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 2001, p. 37-40, cover photograph, table of contents page photograph, 4 photographs within article. (Refereed)


Hoard, Adrienne W. (1998) A Review of The Woman with the Artistic Brush: A Life History of Yoruba Batik Artist Nike Davies. PALARA, Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association, No. 2, Fall 1998, pp. 103-107. (Refereed)

Frye, Hoard and Kantner (1998) The role of ‘Self and Other’ in developing a theoretical base for the concept of infusion in a multicultural model. USSEA Symposium Proceedings: Beyond the Traditional in Art - Facing a Pluralistic Society, pp. 77-83 [United States Society for Education through Art]

Hoard, Adrienne W. (1997) A Review of Voices of Color: Art and Society in the Americas. Journal of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Research in Art Education, Vol. 15, pp. 107-113. (Refereed)

Hoard, Adrienne W. (1990) The Black Aesthetic: An Empirical Feeling. Chapter 11, in B. Young (Ed.), Art, Culture and Ethnicity: An Anthology. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association, p. 155-168. (Refereed)


2009 - Missouri National Parks Service, Rozier Gallery. Picture Perfect: A Woman’s Decade in South Africa. One Person Exhibition of Painting and Photography

2005 - Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa. I Walk with Ndebele: A Journey with Women Transformed and Self- Defined in Post Apartheid South Africa. International Exhibition of Painting and Photography

2001 -!Black Arts National Diaspora Museum, New Orleans, LA, The Art of Adrienne Walker Hoard: Painting and Photography. One-Person Exhibition

2001 - Actors Theater-The State Theater of Kentucky Louisville, KY, Annual African-American Art Exhibition. National Exhibition (Purchase Award, $500)

2001 - United States of America Embassy Building, Banjul, The Gambia. International Group Exhibition


2010 - Gallery Korea, New York; KORUS House, Washington, DC; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea, Cross-Cultural Visions 1950-2010 Fulbright Artists, International Traveling Group Exhibition

2009 – 2014 National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. 3 Paintings in Group Show and Catalogue traveling 5 years

2007 - Celiers-Hext Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa, Initiation: New Women-Old Traditions. One Person Exhibition 2003 - 1910 Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Cultural Guardians of the Ndebele. One Person Exhibition of Photography 2002 - Université de Caen, Caen, France, Death: A Cosmic Life Event. One Person Exhibition of Painting!


2010 – Streaty-Wilhoit, D. Ph.D. in Rural Sociology, Thesis Committee Member for Three Years 2010 - Ridgway, J. M.S. in Environmental Design, Thesis Committee Member for Two Years 2009 - Selburg, J. M.F.A. in Drawing, Thesis Advisor for Two Years Annually, serve as an Advisor to 25 undergraduate art and art education students.

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