This is an artwork titled a solar flare by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2016

Rodney McMillian
a solar flare, 2016

Rodney McMillian
“Untitled (weighted),” 2019

Rodney McMillian
“Untitled (weighted),” 2019

Rodney McMillian
“In This Land,” 2019

Rodney McMillian
“In This Land,” 2019

This is an artwork titled White House Painting by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2018

Rodney McMillian
White House Painting, 2018

Rodney McMillian
“Untitled (baby blanket), I,” 2018-19

Rodney McMillian
“Untitled (baby blanket), I,” 2018-19

Rodney McMillian
“nebula; orange,” 2017

Rodney McMillian
“nebula; orange,” 2017

Rodney McMillian
“Untitled (sac) VI,” 2018

Rodney McMillian
“Untitled (sac) VI,” 2018

This is an artwork titled shelf #10 by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2016

Rodney McMillian
shelf #10, 2016

This is an artwork titled A seed is a star by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2015

Rodney McMillian
A seed is a star, 2015

This is an artwork titled Untitled (Zip) by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2011

Rodney McMillian
Untitled (Zip), 2011

This is an artwork titled Center: Rodney McMillian, "Untitled" by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2013

Rodney McMillian
Center: Rodney McMillian, "Untitled", 2013

This is an artwork titled From Asterisks in Dockery by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
From Asterisks in Dockery, 2012

This is an artwork titled From Asterisks in Dockery by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
From Asterisks in Dockery, 2012

This is an artwork titled Representation of a Landscape as a Wall by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
Representation of a Landscape as a Wall, 2012

This is an artwork titled Untitled (flag IV) by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
Untitled (flag IV), 2012

This is an artwork titled Neshoba County Fair by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
Neshoba County Fair, 2012

This is an artwork titled A Song For Nat by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
A Song For Nat, 2012

This is an artwork titled Dummies on a Porch Swing (Lee Atwater Interview, 1981) by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2012

Rodney McMillian
Dummies on a Porch Swing (Lee Atwater Interview, 1981), 2012

This is an artwork titled untitled (from the series "The Clampetts") by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2010

Rodney McMillian
untitled (from the series "The Clampetts"), 2010

Rodney McMillian
begin 2006, begin 2006

Rodney McMillian
begin 2006, begin 2006

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2010

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2010

This is an artwork titled Installation View by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2008

Rodney McMillian
Installation View, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Installation View by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2008

Rodney McMillian
Installation View, 2008

This is an artwork titled Installation View by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2008

Rodney McMillian
Installation View, 2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled (flag), 2006-2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled (flag), 2006-2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2006-2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2006-2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2007-2008

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2007-2008

Rodney McMillian
Whitney Biennial 2008 Installation View

Rodney McMillian
Whitney Biennial 2008 Installation View

Rodney McMillian
Whitney Biennial 2008 Installation View

Rodney McMillian
Whitney Biennial 2008 Installation View

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2007

Rodney McMillian
Untitled, 2007

This is an artwork titled Untitled (unknown) by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2006

Rodney McMillian
Untitled (unknown), 2006

This is an artwork titled Unknown #4 by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2006

Rodney McMillian
Unknown #4, 2006

This is an artwork titled Double Jesus by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2006

Rodney McMillian
Double Jesus, 2006

This is an artwork titled The Supreme Court by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2005

Rodney McMillian
The Supreme Court, 2005

This is an artwork titled Chair by artist Rodney McMillian made in 2003

Rodney McMillian
Chair, 2003

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
2019
Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
"New Work: Rodney McMillian," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2018
"Against a Civic Death," The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
2017
"Rodney McMillian: a great society," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016
"Chisholm’s reverb," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Views of Main Street," Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
"The Black Show," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2015
"Landscape Paintings," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; traveling to MoMA PS1, New York, NY
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
"rodney mcmillian," haubrok foundation, 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
2019
"New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"Parts of Speech," MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
"Inaugural Exhibition," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2018
"West by Midwest," MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Say It Loud," 22 London, Asheville, NC
''One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art," Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles, CA
"Welcome to the Dollhouse," Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
"Bounty," Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA
"Painting Now and Forever Part III," Greene Naftali Gallery and Matthew Marks, New York, NY
2018 – 2020
"Michael Jackson: On the Wall," National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; travelled to: Grand Palais, Paris, France; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
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
"Midtown," Lever House, New York, NY
"In the Abstract," MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
"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
"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," haubrok foundation, Berlin, Germany
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
"no desaster: sammlung haubrok bei falckenberg," Phoenix-Hallen, 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," haubrok foundation, 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," haubrok foundation, 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
"it's 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
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
2019
Desmarais, Charles. "Rodney McMillian’s cyclorama of displacement at SFMOMA," SF Chronicle, April 29
Gardner, Drake. "Professor’s new exhibition explores homelessness, inequality in America," Daily Bruin, April 30
Shindel, Dan. "A New, Highly Eclectic Space for Arthouse Films in Los Angeles," Hyperallergic, April 19
"The Twenty Five," Cultured, February/March
Lorin, Guillaume. "BEAUX ARTS – In this Land de Rodney McMillian au SFMOMA," CHOQ, March 28
Ambramovich, Alex. "Termite Art and the Modern Museum," New Yorker, February 28
Volpicelli, Anna. "Winter Arts Preview: 16 Bay Area Exhibitions, Performances + Festivals," 7x7, January 8
2018
Knight, Christopher. "Review: Helen Molesworth's final show at MOCA is the anti-celebrity show we need right now," Los Angelest Times, October 19
Wouk Almino, Elisa. "Helen Molesworth’s Last MOCA Exhibition Is an Act of Love," Hyperallergic, November 13
Rus, Mayer. "Designer Nell Alano Reimagines Philanthropist Eileen Harris Norton's Santa Monica Home," Architectural Digest, November 11
Smith, Roberta, "Painting: An (Incomplete) Survey of the State of the Art," New York Times (web), August 2
Raji, Michelle, "Artist Rodney McMillian Wants Viewers to Grapple with Race — and Register to Vote," Texas Observer (web), July 6
Eckart, Stephanie, "How Nearly 50 Artists' Attempted to Do the Impossible: Illustrate Michael Jackson's Enormous Influence and Legacy," W Magazine (web), July 8
Raji, Michelle, "Artist Rodney McMillian Wants Viewers to Grapple with Race — and Register to Vote," Texas Observer (web), July 6
Jean, Melany, "'Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death’ at the Contemporary Austin," The Austin Chronicle (web), March 16
Bass, Shermakaye, "Exhibit at Contemporary explores the architecture and politics of race," My Statesman (web), March 14
Olsen, Ivy, "Antidotes for apathy: Rodney McMillian's Austin show is a 'call to action'," The Art Newspaper (web), February 20
Petrossiants, Andreas, "'I hear it everywhere I go' at Franklin Street Works," Brooklyn Rail (web), February 7
Greenberger, Alex, "San Antonio Museum of Art Acquires Works by Kevin Beasley, Rodney McMillian, Martine Syms," ArtNews (web), January 25
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
2017
Maldonado, Devon Van Houten, " ‘Never Free to Rest’ at kurimanzutto, Mexico City," art agenda (web), November 27
Hunter, Becky Huff, "Waging an Artist’s War," Sculpture, January / February (Cover and Feature)
Curtis, Frieda, "SLAM spotlight: Rodney McMillian’s ‘A Migration Tale’," Student Life (web), February 20
2016
Hine, Thomas, "Two shows at ICA: One head-scratcher, one sly use of space," Philly.com (web), March 12
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
Kaplan, Isaac, "If You Don’t Understand Conceptual Art, It’s Not Your Fault," Artsy (web), March 31
Smith, William S., "Post-Consumer Report: A Conversation with Rodney McMillian," Art in America (web), April 25
Harren, Natilee "Knight’s heritage: Karl Haendel and the Legacy of Appropiration, Episode 2, 2012," Art Journal Open (web), April 22
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
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
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
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Mack, Joshua, Sculpture from Los Angeles, Modern Painters, April
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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
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2008
United States Artists Broad Fellow 2008
Art Matters, Spring 2008 Grantee
2007
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2005
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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, CA
Rennie Museum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS