Timeline

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

Exhibitions

2008
“Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times”, Orange County Museum of Art, CA, curated by Karen Moss
2008
WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2008
California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
2008
“Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times”, Orange County Museum of Art, CA, curated by Karen Moss
2008
WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2008
California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
2007
Adamski Galerie, Aachen, Germany (solo)
2007
“Jutta Koether / Rodney McMillian”, Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2007
“Silicone Valley”, PSI, New York, curated by Nick Stillman
2007
“Rodney McMillian and Olga Koumoundouros: On A Porch”, LAXART, Los Angeles
2007
“stop.look.listen: an exhibition of video works”, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, with Patty Chang, Paul Pfeiffer, Jennifer Steinkamp, curated by Andrea Inselmann
2007
“Hammer Contemporary Collection”, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2007
“Touched: Artists and Social Engagement”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (digital catalogue)
2007
“An Atlas of Events”, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, curated by António Pinto Ribeiro, Debra Singer, and Esra Sarigedik (cataloge)
2007
“OHIO”, Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2007
“Clipped Wings,” PSI, New York, curated by Nick Stillman
2007
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, NAK, Aachen, Germany (solo)
2007
“Moskau Biennale,” Moskau, Russia, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar Kvaran
2006
“Odes,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA (solo)
2006
ArtNova Solo presentation, ArtBasel Miami Beach, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (solo)
2006
“USA Today,” The Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
2006
“Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art,” Zachêta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, curated by Maria Brewiñska
2006
“Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian,” Medtronic Gallery at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MI, curated by Doryun Chong
2006
“Painting in Tongues,” Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, with Kai Althoff, Gillian Carnegie, Lucy McKenzie, Mark Grotjahn, Ivan Morley, Anselm Reyle, curated by Michael Darling
2006
“Everybody Dance Now,” EFA Gallery, New York, curated by Kathleen Goncharov
2006
ARCO, Project Booth selected by Christopher Miles, presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Madrid, Spain
2005
“Frequency” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2005
“Happenstance,” Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
2005
"Uncertain States of America," Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Gunnar Kvaran, traveling to: Bard Museum Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Herning Kunstmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2005
"Untitled (ellipses) III," Triple Candie, New York, NY (solo)
2005
“Rodney McMillian – Untitled,” Galleria Estro, Padua, Italy (solo)
2005
"Menschensgladbach - Neue Ankäufe und Leihgaben," Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2005
“Fast Forward: A Passion for the New,” curated by Scenic
2005
“Rouge Wave,” LA Louver, Venice, CA
2005
"Thing - New Sculpture from Los Angeles," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2005
"Frequency," Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
2004
"White Noise," REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Clara Kim
2004
"Central Station," the collection of Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge/Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
2004
"Currents: African American Video Art Today," Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee
2004
"Seeds and Roots: Selections from the Permanent Collection," The Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, NY
2004
"New Balance Frontier," No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, curated by Aimee Chang
2004
"on comfort," Gallery Adamski, Aachen, Germany (solo)
2004
"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
2004
"Powering Up/Powering Down," a Technica Radica Conference, University of California, San Diego
2004
"New," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, collaboration with Edgar Arceneaux, Inaugural exhibition Culver City space
2004
"Now is a good time," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Dean Valentine
2004
"FADE - African American Artists in Los Angeles - A Survey Exhibition," Luckman Gallery and University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, curated by Malik Gaines
2003–2004
"Gibt's mich wirklich - Vier Raeume aus der Sammlung Schuermann," K21, Duesseldorf, Germany (catalog)
2003
"Urban Aesthetics," California African American Museum, curated by Sandra Rowe, Los Angeles
2003
ArtBasel Miami Beach, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2003
“aufgeschraubt & abgestaubt II—Die Sammlung im Prozess der Neuprasentation,” Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
2003
"Veni Vidi Video," The Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, NY, curated by Christine Kim
2003
The Armory Show New York, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2003
"Untitled (ellipses) II," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2002
"A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Only A Show," The Project, Los Angeles, Curated by Jens Hoffman
2002
"Messy Fingers," Track 16, curated by Charles Gaines and Martin Kersels, Santa Monica
2002
"#9," 5301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, with Olga Koumoundourous
2002
"Untitled," Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (solo)
2002
“Untitled (...on love),” Gallery A-402, Valencia, CA (solo)