PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf
A Photography & Visual Arts Podcast

Wendy Red Star - Episode 46

7 months ago

In this episode of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha and photographer, Wendy Red Star discuss how making work that is meaningful, informative, and healing is not the same as making work that has to explain everything to the audience, especially when there may be expectations that you are a representative of a larger group of people. Wendy and Sasha also talk about the excitement of creating her first monograph, Delegation published by Aperture.

https://www.wendyredstar.com https://aperture.org/books/wendy-red-star-delegation/

Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Entry Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. https://aperture.org/calls-for-entry/photobook-awards/

Wendy Red Star lives and works in Portland, OR. Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), both of which have her works in their permanent collections; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain (Paris, France), Domaine de Kerguéhennec (Bignan, France), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Hood Art Museum (Hanover, NH), St. Louis Art Museum (St. Louis, MO), Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN), the Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), among others.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX), the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC), the Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), the Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA), the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), and the British Museum (London, UK), among others.

She served a visiting lecturer at institutions including Yale University (New Haven, CT), the Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA), the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada), National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia), Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), CalArts (Valencia, CA), Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL), and I.D.E.A. Space in Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO). In 2017, Red Star was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and in 2018 she received a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Her first career survey exhibition “Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth” was on view at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey through May 2019, concurrently with her first New York solo gallery exhibition at Sargent's Daughters.

Red Star is currently exhibiting at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL), The Broad (Los Angeles, CA), Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz, NM), The Drawing Center (New York, NY), The Rockwell Museum (Corning, NY), amongst others. Her new solo exhibition American Progress is on view at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) through August 2022.

Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She is represented by Sargent's Daughters.

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Sasha Wolf, author of PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice, continues her conversations with friends, photographers she represents, and photographers she has always wanted to speak with.