Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian (b. 1969) will discuss his diverse practice at Art + Practice on September 26, 2017.
McMillian is currently on the fine arts faculty at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an associate professor of sculpture. He has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibition worldwide, including three museum shows in 2017 and 2016: Rodney McMillian: a great society at the Art Institute of Chicago (2017); Views of Main Street (2016) at the Studio Museum in Harlem and St. Louis Art Museum; and The Black Show (2016) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
At A+P, McMillian, whose artistic practice embodies a wide range of media and techniques, will discuss how he manipulates a multitude of materials, including those found in his everyday life, to create striking sculptural works, paintings, and videos that challenge the relationships between language, aesthetics, and content.
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 will receive a solo exhibition at the museum in 2018. In 2016, McMillian had solo exhibitions at the ICA Philadelphia, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and MoMA PS.1. Each of these exhibitions highlighted a particular set of material and conceptual concerns in McMillian’s multivalent practice. Other recent solo exhibitions include Landscape Paintings, Aspen Art Museum, CO (2015); Sentimental Disappointment, Momentum 14: Rodney McMillian, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2009); The Kitchen, New York (2008). McMillian’s work was featured in the 2015 Sharjah Biennial, curated by Eungie Joo. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA; the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) among many others.