Hirsch Perlman’s works have been exhibited in solo shows at the Drammens Museum, Norway; Robert Miller Gallery, New York; Gimpel Fils, London; MinMin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Donald Young Gallery, Chicago; Monika Sprüth Galerie, Köln, Germany; Gallery Nieves Fernandez, Madrid, Spain; Feature, Inc., and Cable Gallery, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Renaissance Society, Chicago.

Selected group exhibitions include Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York; Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art; Cinematographic Video Works, Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin; The Center is Anywhere and Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Seriously Animated, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Visions from America and the 1998 Biennial and the 2002 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; L.A. On My Mind, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles; The End of the Avant-Garde: Art as a Service, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany; Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Play of the Unsayable: Wittgenstein and the Art of the 20th Century, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels; A Dialogue about Recent American and European Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Perlman has taught at the Royal College of Arts; Cal Arts; University of Illinois; Claremont College; Yale University; University of California, Riverside; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Otis College of Art and Design. His writings have appeared in Art Journal, Material, ArtUS, and Art Muscle. Perlman has received an Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Artists Fellowships, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant.

BA, Yale University

Assistant Professor

Rodney McMillian's artistic practice embodies a wide range of media and techniques. An overarching concern in his work is the relationship between language, aesthetics and content. McMillian currently has a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, including the Whitney Biennial (2008), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Philosophy of Time Travel, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Ordinary Culture: Heikes/Helms/McMillian, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Painting in Tongues, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the traveling exhibition Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo; USA Today, Royal Academy of Art, London; Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

MFA, California Institute of the Arts


Sculpture Area Supervisor

For over three decades, Steven Simon has provided technical instruction in the safe and efficient use of all the equipment, tools, materials and supplies in the Sculpture Area. To view Steven's exhibitions and permanent installations, go to

MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts; BA, Cal State University Northridge


The Sculpture Area has hosted a wide variety of guest artists as visiting faculty. These include:

Lynn Aldrich, Julie Ault, Claudia Bucher, Harry Dodge, Drew Dominick, Olga Kourmoundouros, Lisa Lapinski, Won Ju Lim, Euan Macdonald, Donald Morgan, Maria Nordman, Joel Otterson, Jorge Pardo, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Klaus Rinke, Anna Sew Hoy, Jim Skuldt, Yutaka Sone, Sarah Vanderlip, Adrian Wong, Suzanne Wright.