Rodney McMillian

1969
Born in Columbia, South Carolina
 
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
 
2002
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
 
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Presidential Scholar
 
Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship Recipient
1998
BFA Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1991
BA Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018
"Against a Civic Death," The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX (link)
2017
“Rodney McMillian: a great society,” Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (link)
2016
"Chisholm’s reverb," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Views of Main Street," Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (link)
 
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
 
“The Black Show,” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (link)
2015
"Landscape Paintings," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; traveling to MoMA PS1, New York, NY (link)
2013
"Against a Civic Death: an overture", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2012
"Prospect Ave.", Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Succulent, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; inaugural exhibition of new gallery space
2009
Sentimental Disappointment, Momentum 14: Rodney McMillian, Project series, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA
 
Haubrokshows, Berlin, Germany
2008
The Kitchen, New York, NY; curated by Rashida Bumbray
2007
Jutta Koether / Rodney McMillian, Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany
 
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, NAK, Aachen, Germany
 
Adamski Galerie, Aachen, Germany
2006
Odes, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
ArtNova solo presentation, Art Basel Miami Beach, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2005
"Untitled (ellipses) III", Triple Candie, New York, NY
 
Rodney McMillian Untitled, Galleria Estro, Padua, Italy
2004
"on comfort", Gallery Adamski, Aachen, Germany
2003
"Untitled (ellipses) II", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2002
"Untitled", Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
 
Untitled (...on love), Gallery A-402, Valencia, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018
"Painting Now and Forever Part III," Greene Naftali Gallery and Matthew Marks, New York, NY (link)
 
“Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2017
“Never Free to Rest,” kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
 
“Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
“Looking at the Overlooked,” curated by Sally Frater, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
 
“Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (link)
 
“Midtown,” Lever House, New York, NY
 
“In the Abstract,” MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (link)
 
“Black Light,” CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA; travelling to Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
 
“Regarding the Figure,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2016
“Making & Unmaking,” curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
 
“Los Angeles – A Fiction,” Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway, travelling to Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (link)
 
“After Pop Life,” curated by Glen Helfand, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
 
“Frozen World of the Familiar Stranger,” KADIST, San Francisco, CA
 
“L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2015
"Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
 
Misappropriations: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Dan Cameron, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
Reproduction, Reproduction, California Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
2014
"When the Stars Begin to Fall," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; traveling to the NSU Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)/ Boston, Boston, MA
 
Ruffneck Constructivists, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Kara Walker
 
"Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 2," Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX
2013
Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works form the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, Organized by Bennett Simpson
 
Bald Eagle, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany (link)
 
Homebodies, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
"Selections from the Grunwald Center and the Hammer Contemporary Collection", UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Selections from the Permanent Collection," organized by Bennett Simpson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
 
Haubrok Collection - No Desaster, Sammlung Falckenberg, Harburg, Germany
 
The Black Mirror, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Blues for Smoke, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
 
my.LA, haubrokshows, Sammlung-Haubrok, Berlin, Germany
2011
VideoStudio, The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
 
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
 
Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Seven Los Angeles Artists, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Shapes, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany
 
Agitated Histories, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2010
Summer Group Show, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Bowers, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian, Charles Gaines, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
 
The Artists Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
About Us (Summer Group Show), Johann Koenig, Berlin, Germany
 
New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 00-10, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2009
The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection II, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"MONITAUR", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
 
Out of School, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. Traveling to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
 
Its All About Sculpture, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
 
California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, CA; curated by Lauri Firstenberg
 
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
 
Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
BLACK IS, BLACK AINT, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI; H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO; Temple Gallery At the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
 
International Artist-in-Residence New Works 08.1 Artpace, San Antonio, TX; curated by Franklin Sirmans
 
Mannerfantasien II, Centre for Opinions in Music and Art, Berlin, Germany; curated by Ellen Blumstein
 
Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; curated by Karen Moss
2007
An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; curated by Antnio Pinto Ribeiro, Debra Singer, and Esra Sarigedik
 
Touched: Artists and Social Engagement, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
Philosophy of Time Travel Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; collaboration with Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Johnson, Matthew Sloly, Olga Koumoundouros
 
Hammer Contemporary Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
stop.look.listen: an exhibition of video works, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Orlando Museum, Orlando, FL; curated by Andrea Inselmann
 
Rodney McMillian and Olga Koumoundouros: On A Porch, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
 
USA: American Video Art at the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia; curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar Kvaran
 
Silicone Valley, PS1, Long Island City, NY; curated by Nick Stillman
2006
USA Today, The Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
 
Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; curated by Maria Brewińska
 
Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian, Medtronic Gallery at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; curated by Doryun Chong
 
Painting in Tongues, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; curated by Michael Darling
 
Everybody Dance Now, EFA Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Kathleen Goncharov
 
ARCO, Project Booth selected by Christopher Miles; presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Madrid, Spain
2005-2008
Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway; Bard Museum Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Herning Kunstmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Le Muse de Srignan, Srignan, France; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Gunnar Kvaran
2005
Happenstance, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Lauri Firstenberg
 
"Menschensgladbach - Neue Ankufe und Leihgaben", Stdtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mnchengladbach, Germany
 
Rouge Wave, LA Louver, Venice, CA
 
"Thing - New Sculpture from Los Angeles", UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Frequency", Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
2004
"White Noise", REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Clara Kim
 
"Central Station", the collection of Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge / Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
 
"Currents: African American Video Art Today", Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
 
"Seeds and Roots: Selections from the Permanent Collection", The Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, NY
 
"New Balance Frontier", No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; curated by Aimee Chang
 
"First Person", a Video Art Exhibition on DVD (with Carla Herrera-Prats and Anne-Julie Raccoursier), Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico; curated by Pilar Villela
 
"Powering Up/Powering Down", a Technica Radica Conference, University of California, San Diego, CA
 
"New", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA; collaboration with Edgar Arceneaux; inaugural exhibition
 
"Now is a good time", Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Dean Valentine
 
"FADE - African American Artists in Los Angeles - A Survey Exhibition", Luckman Gallery and University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, CA; curated by Malik Gaines
2003
"Gibt's mich wirklich - Vier Raeume aus der Sammlung Schuermann", K21, Duesseldorf, Germany
 
aufgeschraubt & abgestaubt IIDie Sammlung im Prozess der Neuprasentation, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
 
"Veni Vidi Video", The Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, NY; curated by Christine Kim
 
"Urban Aesthetics", California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Sandra Rowe
2002
"A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Only A Show", The Project, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Jens Hoffman
 
"Messy Fingers", Track 16, Santa Monica, CA; curated by Charles Gaines and Martin Kersels
 
"#9", 5301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; with Olga Koumoundouros

Bibliography

2018
Jean, Melany, “ ‘Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death’ at the Contemporary Austin,” The Austin Chronicle (web), March 16 (link)
 
Bass, Shermakaye, “Exhibit at Contemporary explores the architecture and politics of race,” My Statesman (web), March 14 (link)
 
Olsen, Ivy, "Antidotes for apathy: Rodney McMillian's Austin show is a 'call to action'," The Art Newspaper (web), February 20 (link)
 
Petrossiants, Andreas, "'I hear it everywhere I go' at Franklin Street Works," Brooklyn Rail (web), February 7 (link)
 
Greenberger, Alex, "San Antonio Museum of Art Acquires Works by Kevin Beasley, Rodney McMillian, Martine Syms," ArtNews (web), January 25 (link)
 
Miranda, Carolina A., “L.A. artist Rodney McMillian peels back the façade on the ultimate symbol of power: the White House,” Los Angeles Times, January 10 (link)
2017
Maldonado, Devon Van Houten, “ ‘Never Free to Rest’ at kurimanzutto, Mexico City,” art agenda (web), November 27 (link)
 
Hunter, Becky Huff, “Waging an Artist’s War,” Sculpture, January / February (Cover and Feature) (link)
 
Curtis, Frieda, “SLAM spotlight: Rodney McMillian’s ‘A Migration Tale’,” Student Life (web), February 20 (link)
2016
Hine, Thomas, “Two shows at ICA: One head-scratcher, one sly use of space,” Philly.com (web), March 12 (link)
 
Moon, Kavior, “Previews: Rodney McMillian,” Artforum, January
 
Plokarz, Tina, “Rodney McMillian’s sinister The Black Show at the ICA,” artblog (web), March 9
 
Kennedy, Randy, “Turning Discarded Items into Art About Race in America,” The New York Times, March 23 (link)
 
Kaplan, Isaac, “If You Don’t Understand Conceptual Art, It’s Not Your Fault,” Artsy (web), March 31 (link)
 
Smith, William S., “Post-Consumer Report: A Conversation with Rodney McMillian,” Art in America (web), April 25 (link)
 
Harren, Natilee “Knight’s heritage: Karl Haendel and the Legacy of Appropiration, Episode 2, 2012,” Art Journal Open (web), April 22 (link)
 
Quinton, Jared, “Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America,” art21 magazine (web), May 2
 
Pobric, Pac, “Rodney McMillian and the Poetry of the Past,” The Art Newspaper (web), May 4
 
Standley, Michelle, “Rodney McMillian: Views of Main Street,” The Brooklyn Rail (web), June 3
 
Blair, Courtney Willis, “4Questions: Rodney McMillian,” Forbes (web), June 23
 
Gopnik, Blake, “THE DAILY PIC: The Studio Musuem in Harlem shows his domestic minimalism,” ArtNet News (web), June 27
 
Sutton, Kate, “Through the Portal,” Cultured, June (link)
 
Wagner, Sandra, “Sweat Equity: A Conversation with Ruben Ochoa,” Sculpture Magazine, September
 
Harris, Jane Ursula, “Rodney McMillian,” Art in America (web), September 17
 
Mizota, Sharon, “Review: How white tables set with black vases serve as a reminder of the struggler for civil rights,” Los Angeles Times, September 19
 
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, “Rodney McMillian wins inaugural $100,000 Suzanne Deal Booth art prize,” Austin American-Statesman (web), October 30
 
Crow, Kelly, “Rodney McMillian Wins Inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize,” The Wall Street Journal (web), October 31
 
Cascone, Sarah, “Rodney McMillian Wins First $100,000 Suzanne Deal Booth Prize,” artnet news (web), November 3
 
Lynch, Scott, “New Art & Notorious MSG at PS1 Spring Open House,” Gothamist (web), April 4
 
Moffitt, Evan, “Rodney McMillian,” frieze (web), June 23
2015
Travers, Andrew, Aspen Times Weekly: Current Events, The Aspen Times, March 26
 
Benedetti, Christine, Landscape Paintings and Second Chances Make AAM Debut, Aspen Daily News, March 27
 
Travers, Andrew, Rodney McMillian puts landscapes to bed in Aspen Art Museum show, The Aspen Times, May 22
 
Weatherford, Mary, The Artists Artists: Mary Weatherford, Artforum, December
2014
Bader, Graham, Review: Outside the Lines at Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Artforum, April
 
Lax, Thomas, Rodney McMillian, catalogue for When the Stars Begin to Fall, Studio Museum Harlem, Spring
2013
Petry, Michael, "Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life," London: Thames & Hudson, October
 
Ise, Claudine, "There is nothing cozy about MCA's 'Homebodies'," The Chicago Tribune, July 17
 
Soto, Paul, Rodney McMillian, Flash Art, May
 
Cotter, Holland, Mood Indigo: A Playlist for the Mind. Blues for Smoke at the Whitney Museum, New York Times, February 7
 
Friedwald, Will, "The Jazz Scene: Even Uptown Gets the Blues," The Wall Street Journal, February 7
 
Kiyoizumi, A.J., Artist Rodney McMillian Discusses Process: Los Angeles Artist Melds the Political and Artistic with Keen Performances, The Daily Californian, April 9
 
Mizota, Sharon, Rodney McMillian on the puppets of politics, Los Angeles Times, January 24 (link)
2012
Wilson, Michael, Rodney McMillian at Maccarone, Art Forum, December
 
Schultz, Charles Marshall, New York: Rodney McMillian at Maccarone, Art in America, December
 
Schwarting, Jen, Rodney McMillian Prospect Ave, The Brooklyn Rail, November
 
Knight, Christopher, Blues Reverberates at MOCA, The Los Angeles Times, October 29
 
Johnson, Reed, MOCA's 'Blues for Smoke' riffs on a wider aesthetic, The Los Angeles Times, October 27
 
Wood, Mikael, "MOCA Examines Blues Music", Los Angeles Confidential, October
 
Boucher, Brian, Maccarone to Expand in West Village, Art in America, March 13
 
"The Bearden Project", exhibition catalogue; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
 
Simpson, Bennett, Blues for Smoke, exhibition catalogue; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Simpson, Bennett, And Your Mind Will Follow, Artforum, October
 
Muchnic, Suzanne, 50 years of support- and changing tastes- at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Los Angeles Times, May 15
2010
Miles, Chris, Rodney McMillian at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA Weekly, February 11
 
Ollman, Leah, Around the Galleries, Los Angeles Times, February 5
 
Civin, Marcus, Succulent in Culver City, Artslant, January 26
2009
Rodney McMillian features new commission by the artist in his first solo museum exhibition, artdaily.org, August 1
 
Sholis, Brian, Rodney McMillian: The Kitchen, Artforum, January
 
Hobbs, Robert, Franklin Sirmans and Michele Wallace, 30 Americans, exhibition catalogue; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
2008
Chang, Richard, Visual art/ Top 5 events, Orange County Register, December 26
 
Stacy, Greg, OCMAs 2008 California Biennial Is the Gift That Keeps On (and On and On) Giving, OC Weekly, November 6
 
Buitron, Michael, 2008 California Biennial at the OCMA and Beyond, Leap Into the Void, October 25
 
Copeland, Huey, The Blackness of Blackness, ArtForum, October
 
Markle, Leslie, Disorderly Conduct, artUS, Summer
 
OConnell, Brian, Ghostly Media: What Would an Invoking Media Look Like?, Art & Research, Summer
 
Dambrot, Shana, Report: New York City, The Ghost of Jason Rhoades, Art Ltd, July
 
Menzies, Michelle, Black Is, Black Aint, Flash Art, July
 
Goldner, Liz, Opening Review: Disorderly Conduct, Artillery, May/June
 
Vikram, Anuradha, The LA Annual, Artillery, May/June
 
Grabner, Michelle, Black Is, Black Aint, Time Out Chicago, May 22
 
Salsbury, Britany, Critics Picks: Black Is, Black Aint, ArtForum, May
 
Volk, Gregory, Spring In Dystopia, Art In America, May
 
Schjeldahl, Peter, Lessness: The Whitney Biennial, New Yorker, March 17
 
Cohn, Marilyn, The Big Apple: Whitney Biennial, For Your Art, March 13
 
Schuker, Lauren A.E., The Fine Art of Less, The Wall Street Journal, March 7
 
Holland Cotter, Arts Economic Indicator, The New York Time, March 7
 
Cohen, David, Whitney Biennial Has Adopted A Boho Vibe, The New York Sun, March 5
 
Mizota, Sharon, World in Upheaval, Los Angeles Times, February 10
 
Inselmann, Andrea, stop.look.listen: an exhibition of video works, exhibition catalogue; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
 
Thompson, Nato, A Guide to Democracy in America, exhibition catalogue; Creative Time, New York, NY
2007
Vogel, Carol, Whitney Biennial Stretches to Armory, New York Times, November 16
 
Artists Announced for 2008 Whitney Biennial, Artforum.com, November 16 Continuing and Recommended, Art Scene, September
 
Myers, Holly, Social issues leave imprint in Touched, Los Angeles Times, August 22
 
Finkel, Jori, A Reluctant Fraternity, Thinking Post-Black, New York Times, June 10
 
Brancusi Report: Last Days in LA, artslant.com, March
 
Firstenberg, Lauri, Rodney McMillian: Los Angeles, Art Papers, January/February
 
Ellis, Patricia, Catching up with Charles (Saatchi), FlashArt, January/Feburary
 
2nd Moscow Biennale, FlashArt Online News, January/February
 
Kim, Christine Y, Philosophy of Time Travel, exhibition catalogue; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
 
Molok, Nikolai, and Rodney McMillian, Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market, and Amnesia: 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue; ArtChronika and Moscow Biennale Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
 
Sholis, Brian, Rodney McMillian, exhibition catalogue from An Atlas of Events; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London, UK
2006
Fair Report: Art Basel Miami Beach & Satellite Fairs, artinfo, December 15
 
Smith, Roberta, More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami, New York Times, December 9
 
Searle, Adrian, Rebels without a cause, The Guardian, December 9
 
The AI Eye (Miami): Editors Picks of Art for Sale, artinfo, December 8
 
Nys Dambrot, Shana, Rodney McMillian: Odes, ArtReview, December
 
Lawson, Thomas, Best of 2006, Artforum, December
 
Morgan, Jessica, Best of 2006, Artforum, December
 
Nys Dambrot, Shana, Rodney McMillian: Odes, Lifescapes Magazine, November
 
Knight, Christopher, Falling short of a Great Society, Los Angeles Times, October 6
 
Krasny, Marcin, Czarno na białym (Black on White), Obieg Magazine, Poland, October 6
 
Brooks, Amra, Must See Art: Rodney McMillian, LA Weekly, October 5
 
Bedford, Christopher, Rodney McMillian, Artforum.com, October 5
 
CG, Rodney McMillian: Odes, Artkrush, October 4
 
Muchnic, Suzanne, The Art Explosion, Los Angeles Times, October 1
 
Kenning, Dean, Uncertain States of America, Art Monthly, October
 
Kent, Sarah, States of the Art, Time Out, September 20
 
Berardini, Andrew, Scene & Herd: On the Road, artforum.com, September 15
 
Glover, Michael, An Orgy of Appropriation, The Independent, September 13
 
Abbe, Mary, Ordinary becomes extraordinary, Star Tribune Minneapolis, August 17
 
Smith, Roberta, Endgame Art? Its Borrow, Sample and Multiply in an Exhibition at Bard College, NYTimes, July 7
 
Art in LA: Then & Now, Artkrush, May 31
 
Hip New Buyers Boost Sales at Armory Show, Artnews, March 28
 
Landi, Ann, Multiple Personalities, ARTnews, April
 
Harvey, Doug, Glossolalia for Dummies, LA Weekly, February 22
 
Knight, Christopher, "Painting Can Speak In Many Tongues", The Los Angeles Times, February 3
 
Campagnola, Sofia, Focus Los Angeles, Flash Art, January/February
 
Kastner, Jeffrey, Frequency, Artforum, January
 
Frequency, Color Image: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Collectors Issue, Fall/winter
 
Brewińska, Maria, Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art, exhibition catalogue; Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
 
Chong, Doryun, Ordinary Culture, exhibition catalogue; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 
Darling, Michael, and Wolfram, Heubach, Friedrich, Painting in Tongues, exhibition catalogue, pg. 66-77; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Horowitz, Noah and Sholis, Brian, The Uncertain States of America Reader, Serpentine Gallery, London
2005
Chang, Aimee, Rodney McMillian, Exhibition Catalogue, Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, p.58-59
 
Cotter, Holland, Happenstance, New York Times, December 30
 
Boston, Nicolas, Give Them the Chair, The New York Observer, December 5
 
Smith, Roberta, Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist, New York Times, November 18
 
Zox, Rogue Wave at LA Louver Gallery, art/design, July 11
 
Pagel, David, Summer sampler has a dark side, Los Angeles Times, July 8
 
Lasarow, Bill, Rogue Wave, Art Scene, July
 
Forgacs, Eva, Thing, artUS, July
 
Firstenberg, Lauri, Thing, Frieze, June
 
Frank, Peter,The Dish: Art, Angeleno, May
 
Almela, Ramon, Sculpture in Los Angeles. Truth, Reality, and Objects, [email protected], May 15
 
Mack, Joshua, Sculpture from Los Angeles, Modern Painters, April
 
Mack, Joshua, Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Modern Painters, April
 
Chang, Richard, Maybe the Next Big Thing, The Orange County Register, March 6
 
Arriola, Magali, Thing, March
 
Ned Holte, Michael, "West Coast Thing", Artforum.com, February 10
 
Knight, Christopher, "The next big 'Thing' in L.A.", Los Angeles Times, February 9
 
Cotter, Holland, "Rodney McMillian at Triple Candie", New York Times, January 21
 
Tumlir, Jan, "THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles", Artforum, January
 
Golden, Thelma, "A Beautiful Thing", exhibition catalogue; The Studio Museum Harlem, NY
 
Birnbaum, Daniel, Kvaran, Gunnar, Obrist, Ulrich, Uncertain States of America: American Art in the Third Millennium, exhibition catalogue; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
 
Chang, Aimee, "Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles - Rodney McMillian", exhibition catalogue; Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Myers, Holly, "Disposable Society", Los Angeles Times, October 13
 
Friedrich, Christine, "White Noise at RedCat", downtownartnews, October 13
 
Kim, Clara, "White Noise", Exhibition Brochure, RedCat, September
 
Myers, Julian, "Edgar Arceneaux - Rodney McMillian at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Frieze, May
 
Davis, Phillip, "What we saw at ArtBasel Miami Beach", Dwell Magazine, April
 
Worthington, Peter, " Eye of the beholder - you gotta see what some people call 'art'", Toronto Sunday Sun, March 14
 
Knight, Christopher, "A chronicle of race, rage, ritual", Los Angeles Times, February 17
 
Harvey, Doug, "Color Theory - Fade to black", LA Weekly, February 13
 
Barry, Dave, "Call me clueless, but I'm working toward my artistic license", Miami Herald; re-published in: International Herald Tribune Paris; Detroit Free Press; and Houston Chronicle, January 17
 
Adamski, Stephan, Kunstforum, January
2003
Kunde, Harald, "aufgeschraubt und abgestaubt", Ludwig Forum fuer Internationale
 
Kunst, Aachen, exhibition text Scarborough, James, artcritical.com, June 17

Public Collections

 
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
 
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
 
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mnchengladbach, Germany
 
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
 
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

Grants and Awards

2016
Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, Contemporary Austin, TX
2008
United States Artists Broad Fellow 2008
 
Art Matters, Spring 2008 Grantee
2007
William H. Johnson Prize, winner
2005
William H. Johnson Prize, finalist

Lectures

2010
Artist lecture, Performance in collaboration with Tracie D. Morris and Chicava HoneyChild, and Discussion, A Proposition by Rodney McMillian: 13 Unrelated Ideas, The New Museum, New York, NY