Opening Friday, March 2nd, from 5PM - 6:30PM
Rodney McMillian (b. 1969) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. McMillian received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2002. He received the Contemporary Austin’s first Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize in 2016, and the resulting solo exhibition Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death is on view through August 26, 2018. McMillian had three solo museum exhibitions in the United States in 2016: “The Black Show,” curated by Anthony Elms at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; “Views of Main Street,” curated by Naima Keith at the Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY; and “Landscape Paintings” curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and Peter Eeley at MoMA PS.1, New York, NY. McMillian has previously had solo exhibitions at The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; the Kitchen, New York, NY; and at Triple Candie, New York, NY. His work has been featured prominently in many group exhibitions including the 12th Sharjah Biennial, “The past, the present, the possible,” curated by Eungie Joo; “Ruffneck Contstructivists,” curated by Kara Walker at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; “Blues for Smoke,” curated by Bennett Simpson at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; “BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T,” curated by Hamza Walker at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL; “Painting in Tongues,” the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and “Uncertain States of America,” Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway. McMillian is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA and Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY.