About MAC

Montana Arts Council Members

Kevin Red Star

photo of Kevin Red Star

Kevin was born on the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana—the third oldest in a family of nine. His father had an abiding interest in music and his mother is a skilled craftswoman. Kevin pursued his artist interests from an early age, and in 1962 was selected to be among the first 150 students for an experimental Native American art school in Santa Fe—the Institute of American Indian Art. (IAIA)

In 1965, Kevin won a scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute. As a freshman, he was awarded the Governor's Trophy, and Al and Helen Baker Award from the Scottsdale National Indian Arts Exhibition. Kevin continued studies at Montana State University in Bozeman and Eastern Montana College in Billings. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts.

Among the museums holding Kevin Red Star originals in their permanent collections are the Smithsonian Institution; Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe; Denver Art Museum; the Heard Museum in Phoenix; the Peirre Cardin Collection in Paris; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art in Indianapolis; and museums in Belgium; China; Germany; and Japan, and most recently The Whitney Museum of Western Art in Cody, Wyoming.

Kevin lives part-time in Roberts, MT and in Sante Fe. He has three grown daughters—Sunny Skies, Jennifer, and Merida, and he has one grandson—Dusty Path, who loves spending time with Kevin in his studio.

Term: 02/01/05 – 02/01/10