Jeremy Red Star Wolf was born and has lived on the Umatilla Indian Reservation for most of his life, which has revolved around the deeply rooted culture of his ancestors and a deep affinity for the land. His drawing skill was recognized at an early age, and his parents consistently encouraged him to pursue art further. Wolf graduated from Blue Mountain Community College, taking a hiatus from art to begin a career in environmental science. He also participated in traditional dancing, basketball, wild horse racing, hunting and fishing.
His debut solo exhibition, titled “Firsts,” featured lithographic prints inspired from personal milestones, such as his first painting, first salmon catch, first elk kill, first son, first love and first understandings.