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Wendy Red Star


Wendy Red Star was born in Billings, Montana just outside of the Crow Indian reservation where she was raised. She grew up in a multi-cultural family. Her mother is of Irish decent, her father a full blood Crow Indian and her older sister is Korean. Wendy left the Crow Indian reservation when she was eighteen to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where she studied sculpture. She then went on to earning her MFA in sculpture at UCLA. Wendy currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she is an adjunct professor of art at Portland State University.

Wendy Red Star’s work explores the intersection between life on the Crow Indian reservation and the world outside of that environment. She thinks of herself as a Crow Indian cultural archivist speaking sincerely about the experience of being a Crow Indian in contemporary society.

Her work has been shown at Helen E. Copeland gallery, Bozeman, MT, The Fondation Cartier L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, The CSULB gallery, Long Beach, CA, Research & Development, Chicago, IL, The Museum Tower at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, And/Or gallery, Dallas, TX, The UCLA New Wight gallery, Los Angeles, CA, The L.A. Municipal Art gallery, Los Angeles, CA, The Domaine De Kerguehennc, Brittany, France, The Hudson D. Walker gallery, Provincetown, MA, The Plush Gallery, Dallas TX, The Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, England, The Luckman gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and The Volitant gallery, Austin, Texas.



2006 University of California at Los Angeles, MFA, Sculpture
2004 Montana State University-Bozeman, BFA, Sculpture

Awards, Scholarships, and Residencies

2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Residency
Hoyt Scholarship
2005 UCLA Departmental Award
Sequoyah graduate fellowship
2004 Graduate Division Fellowship
2003 Harriet P. Cushman award
American Indian Scholarship
Montana Gear-up Scholarship


2007 Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Body Double
Volitant Gallery, Austin, TX, Femme Fantastique
2006 Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, England, Abstract Things
Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX, Aqua Art Miami
Domaine De Kerguehennec, Brittany, France, Where I Lived…
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Resident Work
L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, LA, CA Supersonic
UCLA New Wight Gallery, LA, CA UCLA MFA Show Four
And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX, Show # 3
Museum Tower at MOCA, LA, CA Portraiture: Studio and Street
R&D, Chicago, IL, NFO EXPO@Version Fest 06
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 9th International
2005 CSULB Gallery, Long Beach, CA, Greater LA MFA Exhibition
Fondation Cartier L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, J’en Reve
2004 Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT, BFA Show
2003 Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT, Selected Works

Teaching Experience

2007 Portland State University, Adjunct Professor
2006 Teacher’s Assistant, Advanced Sculpture, UCLA
Teacher’s Assistant, Beginning Sculpture, UCLA
2005 Teacher’s Assistant, Beginning Sculpture, UCLA
2004 Visiting Lecturer, Hardin High School, Hardin, MT

Public Projects

2003 MSU, Cheever Hall Grounds, Waiting For The Return…
MSU, Haynes Hall Grounds, Indian Sun Dial
MSU, Haynes Hall Grounds, Evolution
MSU, Hedges Hall Grounds, Seven Sacred Lodges
MSU, Hannon Residence Hall Grounds, Pathways
MSU, Bozeman Stadium, Interference


Nov/Dec 2006 NY ARTS Magazine, Wendy Red Star
Vol. 2, No. 2, Aug, 2006 Co-op, Four Seasons
Issue 71, June 16, 2006 …Might Be Good, An Interview With Wendy Red Star
June 8th, 2006, And Or Gallery
Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2005 IPJLCR, Indian Law Journal, The Last Thanksgiving
2005 Fondation Cartier J’EN REVE, Catalog, Paris, France