Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Wendy Red Star

This February we are highlighting Native Bruin Wendy Red Star from the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation.

Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Wendy Red Star’s work is informed both 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 University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

“Within a couple of weeks of starting the Master of Fine Arts program, I knew I was in for a great life adventure. I grew and I was challenged by the experience which set me on my life path as a professional artist. I am grateful to the professors who gave me valuable mentorship and I made deep friendships with peers in my program. I am honored to be a UCLA alumna.”