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Wendy Red Star

Wendy Red Star

Fellowship Artist

Fellowship: Art Quantum (2009)
Cultural Affiliation: Crow

Red Star grew up on the Crow Indian reservation. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2004, and the University of California—Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2006. In 2010 and 2015, Red Star was an artist in residence at Crow’s Shadow Institute and in 2015, she was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of art at Portland State University. Red Star is a multi-media artist, specializing in photography, video, and performance pieces that encourage her viewers to contemplate colonized and dehumanized interpretations versus more accurate and contemporary views of Native Americans. Usually she is the main subject in her self-portraits that shed light on the authenticity of her Crow culture.