Work

ADIA MILLETT / Silence 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Risk 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Pain 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Rage 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Shame 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Trust 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Jealousy 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Delusion 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Vulnerability 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Infinite 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Transparency 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Power 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Benevolence 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Rebellion 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Transition 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Soul 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Integrity 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Loneliness 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Surrender 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Chaos 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Irreverence 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Freedom 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Reverence 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Solitude 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Wisdom 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Humility 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Growth 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Serenity 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Resilience 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Quiet 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Peace 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Karma 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Ecstacy 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Harmony 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Playful 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Serendipity 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Impermanence 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Pride 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Death 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Love 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Intuition 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Loss 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Conditioning 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Failure 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Breath 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Aniticipation 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Abundance 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Gratitude 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Desire 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Fun 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Courage 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Compromise 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Flow 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Transformation 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Grief 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Control 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Birth 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Protection 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Creativity 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Discernment 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Beauty 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

ADIA MILLETT / Simplicity 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 6 x 6 inches  (15.48 cm x 15.48 cm)

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Art Historian John Zarobell is Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director of International Studies at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, he held the positions of assistant curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is a regular contributor to the San Francisco Art Quarterly (SFAQ) and the online journal Art Practical, has written for numerous exhibition catalogues and has published in Art History, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and the Berkeley Review of Latin-American Studies. His first book, Empire of Landscape, was published in 2010 and his next, Art and the Global Economy, will be published by University of California Press in March 2017.

BIO

The Studio Museum of Harlem’s debut exhibition with Thelma Golden as Chief Curator was the ground breaking 2001 Freestyle. Adia Millett exhibited miniature sculptural structures and Jerry Salz, reviewed the exhibition for the Village Voice, “Adia Millett’s Defining Absence is a tabletop rendition of one of those low-rent apartment complexes you’re always seeing on Cops. Millett lovingly furnishes each of the apartments so that different levels of aspiration, apathy, or abjectness are apparent.” Following her success in the Freestyle exhibition Adia Millett relocated from Los Angeles to New York City for the prestigious Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, followed shortly thereafter by the Studio Museum in Harlem Residency Program.

PSG is honored to debut Adia Millett’s first one-person exhibition of intimate scale paintings. Her muse for this series of 6 x 6 inch acrylic paintings is the thirteenth century Persian poet Mewlana Jellaludin Rumi. The poem, The Guest House focuses our attention on Millett’s 74 foot  linear installation of painted houses.

Over the years Millett’s oeuvre has explored the multi-faceted psychological and physical space we describe as Home, how we shape it,  and conversely are shaped by it. Whether it’s a space or idea, the notion of home confronts with profound vulnerability.”The objects and images I use speak to the multiplicity of cultural identity, how they overlap, mesh, collide, and separate. Dark, light, imperfect, detailed, yet simple, the work reveals as much as it withholds.”

Adia Millett is currently a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Millett’s exhibitions include the Greater New York show at PS1 in Long Island City; the Barbican Gallery in London; The California African American Museum, Los Angeles; The Craft and Folk Museum in LA; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta; The Santa Monica Museum of Art; and The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. 

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