Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Aps alooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, 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. 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 Kergu hennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St.
Louis Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She served a visiting lecturer at institutions including Yale University, the Figge Art Museum, the Banff Centre, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Dartmouth College, CalArts, Flagler College, Fairhaven College, and I. In 2015, Red Star was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. In 2016, she participated in Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy at the Portland Art Museum, and recently mounted a solo exhibition as part of the museum’s APEX series.
See MoreSee LessMark your calendars for this great event!The Arts, Environment and Humanities Network is happy to present an Artist Talk with Samantha Schwann, an underwater photographer based in Oro Valley 22 Oct 2015 - Examples of completed research degree projects in fine art can be found from the link below, with student names, Colleges, thesis titles and supervisors. Digital versions of George Unsworth. The world is getting smaller: how spatial and temporal resources influence the production of contemporary art..
In 2016, her love of photography and the underwater world combined with the purchase of an aquatic housing. Her underwater work concentrates on the ecologically unique and highly vulnerable areas of the ocean known as Hope Spots, with a special focus on those providing important habitat for shark. Center for Creative PhotographyFebruary 23, 7-8pm