Wendy Red Star, raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, creates work that is informed by both her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty, and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art. Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Wendy Red Star's work is currently featured in Reflections: Native Artists Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia from May 24, 2018-January 27, 2019.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
6:30pm | Campbell Hall 153
Free Parking available in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage.
Top Image: Wendy Red Star. Photo courtesy of the artist. Bottom Image: Installation view of "Reflections: Native Art Across Generations" exhibition at The Fralin Museum of Art. Photo by Leah Stearns.