Born and raised in Tennessee, Wardell Milan earned his BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2001 and a MFA form Yale University in 2004. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Greater New York at PS1, Black Alphabet at the National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland and Frequency, at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Currently, Mr. Milan’s work is on view in Midnight’s Daydream, The Studio Museum’s Artist In Residence show. Below: Battle Royal Grid. View more work.
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON won the Best Narrative Feature at the URBAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, the film’s Director, Joy Dietrich, won the Director Prize at CineVegas Film Festival, and it was nominated for Best Narrative Feature Film at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival 2007. The feature-length narrative film gives a rare view into the emotionally complex interior of young Asian American women, featuring a Korean adoptee who needs to come to terms with her damaged past. The film will be screened at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York at the Asia Society Museum on Friday, July 27 – 9:15pm (tix). Watch a clip….
CASA CANDELA, San Juan, Puerto Rico – Sunday, July 1 - A quiet storm is brewing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s been going on for a while and you’re lucky if you wind up blowing in on it’s gentle breeze. Entrepreneur/Creative Ingenue, Pablo Rodriguez, has been at the helm of an artistic evolution in Old San Juan as founder/owner/creator of the Candela Art & Music Festival, Candela Bar, Bodega Chic Restaurant/Bar, Candela Gallery, a record label, etc. Peep the view I caught from the rooftop of his guesthouse Casa Candela…..You can catch Pablo/Candela Gallery at the SCOPE Art Fair in the Hamptons July 27th-29th.
Groundswell Community Mural Project is a Brooklyn-based, non profit founded in 1996. Groundswell brings together professional artists, grassroots organizations and communities in partnership to create high quality murals in under-represented neighborhoods. The work inspires youth, communities and artists to take active ownership of their future and equips them with the tools necessary for social change. Groundswell works city wide with a special focus on Brooklyn.