Rodney McMillian Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Rodney McMillian
Supreme Court


305 x 457 cm
Rodney McMillian’s Supreme Court towers as a monument of dysfunction. Cut from canvas, and placed unstretched on the wall, McMillian presents the great American institution as a ramshackle ruin, a floppy and flaccid emblem of lost power. Adorned with poured paint to create a ‘marble’ facade, McMillian’s halls of justice posit this ‘downfall of the republic’ as humorous and poignant protest, rendered in the subversive scrawl of graffiti. Surging forward as an unruly wave Supreme Court implies disaster in its wake.

Rodney McMillian's Biography

Rodney McMillian
Born in Columbia, South Carolina

Lives and works in Los Angeles


Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

ArtBasel Miami Beach with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Untitled (ellipses) III, Triple Candie, New York
Rodney McMillian ‚Äď Untitled, Galleria Estro, Padua, Italy

on comfort, Gallery Adamski, Aachen, Germany

Untitled (ellipses) II, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Turin art fair, with Finesilver Gallery, Turin, Italy

Untitled, Gallery Adamski, Aachen, Germany
Untitled, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Untitled (...on love), Gallery A-402, Valencia

Untitled, Gallery D301, Valencia

Untitled, Main Gallery, Valencia


Painting in Tongues, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, New York
Happenstance, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York
Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
Menschensgladbach - Neue Ankäufe und Leihgaben, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg,
Mönchengladbach, Germany
Fast Forward: A Passion for the New
Rouge Wave, LA Louver, Venice
Thing - New Sculpture from Los Angeles, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

White Noise, RedCat Gallery, Los Angeles
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,Tennessee
Seeds and Roots: Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum Harlem, New York
New Balance Frontier, No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory
First Person, a Video Art Exhibition on DVD
Powering Up/Powering Down, a Technica Radica Conference, University of California, San Diego
New, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Now is a good time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
FADE - African American Artists in Los Angeles - A Survey Exhibition, Luckman Gallery and University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles

Gibt's mich wirklich - Vier Raeume aus der Sammlung Schuermann, K21, Duesseldorf, Germany

ArtBasel Miami Beach, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, C-Level, Los Angeles
aufgeschraubt & abgestaubt II - Die Sammlung im Prozess der Neuprasentation, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany Veni Vidi Video, The Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, New York
The Armory Show New York, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Urban Aesthetics, California African American Museum, Los Angeles

A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Only A Show, The Project, Los Angeles
Messy Fingers, Track 16, Santa Monica
#9, 5301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Plus, Gallery D301, Valencia

Group Show, Gallery 900, Chicago
Laundromat Show, Butler's Laundromat, Skowhegan, Maine