Born: Billings, Montana, 1981

Resides: Portland, Oregon

Education: University of California, Los Angeles (M.F.A., 2006); Montana State University, Bozeman (B.F.A., 2004)


Selected Solo Exhibitions



“The Maniacs (We’re Not the Best but We’re Better Than the Rest),” University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (January 26–March 16).



“Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise),” CUE Art Foundation, New York.



“Strength Unity Power,” Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California.



“Peelatchiwaaxpáash/Medicine Crow (Raven) & the 1880 Crow Peace Delegation,” Apex Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Oregon.


Selected Group Exhibitions



“Unsettled,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. Traveled to Anchorage Museum, Alaska; Palm Springs Art Museum, California.

“The Western: An Epic in Art and Film,” Denver Art Museum; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

“Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor,” Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona.



“The Art of American Dance: 1830–1960,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

“Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy: Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star, Will Wilson,” Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

“Native Fashion Now,” Portland Art Museum, Oregon. Traveled to Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, New York.



“The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

“About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art,” Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire.


Selected Bibliography



Margolis-Pineo, Sarah. “Red Star Rising: Wendy Red Star Discusses Blue Skies, Fake Deer, and Reclaiming History,” Bitch (August).

Taylor, Sue. “Indigenous Images,” Art in America (May).

Lukin Linklater, Tanya. “The Insistence of a Crow Archivist,” Blackflash (February 3).



Dundas, Zach. “Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier,” Portland Monthly (Spring).



Brien, Luella. “Wendy Red Star on the Rise,” Native Peoples (November–December).

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