Wardell Milan
American, born 1978
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Wardell Milan: PERSONA,
Project for Empty Space
Rush20: 1995-2015,
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Wardell Milan: The Charming Hour,
David Nolan Gallery

Wardell Milan brings a photographically trained eye to his drawings, collages, dioramas, and works on paper. In his practice, he explores themes of personal identity and the physicality of the body, often drawing inspiration from sports culture, pornography, and fashion. Milan simultaneously evokes the beautiful and the grotesque in a single captivating image. He is well known for his charcoal and collage depictions of famous boxers in the arena and portraits of women and flowers morphing into one another.