Pulling Together Artist: Wendy Red Star

"It's an honor and a great opportunity to highlight the voices of indigenous peoples throughout history and our contributions that have shaped the United States. "

Wendy Red Star is an avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, and seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Red Star was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana and her 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. Her work resides in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, New York), British Museum (London, United Kingdom), among many others, and has exhibited in places like Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain (Paris, France) and the Frost Art Museum (Miami, Florida). 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.

Follow Wendy Red Star on Instagram @wendyredstar and learn more about her work.

Wendy Red Star is one of six artists selected to bring the Pulling Together exhibition to life on the National Mall in the Fall of 2023. Monument Lab has been invited by the the Trust for the National Mall to curate Pulling Together, the pilot exhibition of the Beyond Granite initiative on the National Mall in the Fall of 2023.

  • Wendy Red Star (Photo by Wendy Red Star)
  • Wendy Red Star (far right) at the National Mall for a Pulling Together site visit (Photo by AJ Mitchell, 2022)