Redwing Ted Nez was born in 1960 and raised on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona. He was trained as a traditional sandpainter and later attended the University of Northern Arizona.
Nez was profiled in the November 1994 issue of Southwest Art magazine. He has exhibited and won awards in numerous shows in the Southwest, including at the Santa Fe Indian Market and at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Nez recently wrote and illustrated Forbidden Talent, a children's book about a young Navajo boy who loved to create art.
An accomplished muralist, Redwing Nez was commissioned to paint a 60 foot long mural gracing the wall along Centennial Walkway facing Flagstaff’s historic train station, below Route 66, where the Flagstaff Visitor Center is located.
Redwing Nez currently works out of his studio in the now-defunct Bita Hochee Trading Post, built around 1870 on the Navajo reservation.