Milan employs a diverse range of media – including drawing, collage and photo-diorama. Milan's newest body of work – “The Kingdom or Exile” – is his most ambitious to date. This four-part project began with a series entitled “Parisian Landscapes.” Here, the artist presented multiple figures within idealistic environments, introducing colored pastel to depict exotic flowers and wildlife. Within these otherworldly scenes, narratives unfold in what the artist describes as a “hedonistic, almost primitivistic celebration of nature and the life of the sexual senses.”
Born in 1977, Milan received his MFA from Yale University. His recent exhibitions include Parisian Landscapes at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Body Language at the Studio Museum in Harlem. From 2006-07, Milan undertook a residency at the Studio Museum, resulting in a three-person exhibition entitled Midnight’s Daydream. His work can be found in various public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. His work has been written about in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum and ArtReview and appeared on the front cover of Osmos Magazine.
In February 2015, Milan will be included in a three-person exhibition at David Nolan Gallery.