Wendy Red Star

Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) Reservation in Montana, Wendy Red Star’s work is informed by 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. 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, and is guest editor of Native America, the Fall 2020 issue of Aperture magazine.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Wendy Red Star

Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

A visual record of found and personal photographs and cultural memorabilia, Wendy Red Star’s Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) summarizes the century-long history of the Crow Fair, and examines the cultural shift from colonial forced assimilation to cultural reclamation.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Wendy Red Star

Oct 32020

Aperture Conversations: Wendy Red Star

Join us for an artist talk with Wendy Red Star as she discusses her 2017 project Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, a celebration of cultural perseverance, colonial resistance, and ingenuity.

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