Rodney McMillian Bio

Rodney McMillian (born in 1969) is a conceptual artist known for his multimedia works that explore the politics of race, gender, and class. He received a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1991 and then studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the California Institute of the Arts, where he received an MFA in 2002. He is now a professor of sculpture at the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA. McMillian’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world, including the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Herning Art Museum in Denmark, the Royal Academy in London, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney.

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