Wendy Red Star grew up immersed in Crow culture and art on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. In her work she attempts to decolonize photography, often by approaching issues of representation humorously. Typical of her brash juxtapositions of popular culture and Native American cultural and gender identities, this print is part of a collaborative series, The National Indian Leg Wrestling League of North America. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited in the United States and abroad at sites that include Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Hood Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Portland Art Museum, and St. Louis Art Museum. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Banff Centre, CalArts, Dartmouth College, Figge Art Museum, Flagler College, the I.D.E.A. Space in Colorado Springs, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and Yale University. In 2017, Red Star received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and in 2018 she received a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Red Star lives and works in Portland, OR. Red Star exhibited her project, Baaeétitchish (One Who is Talented) at Light Work in 2019.