Rodney Passé (b. 1982, Brooklyn, NY) is a contemporary artist and filmmaker based between New York City and Chicago. Archival sounds of the African-American artistic lexicon paired with sublime, emotive images define the artists oeuvre. Passé pioneers a new ocular landscape, defining moments where urban masculinity is reimagined as beautiful and vulnerable. He has done commercial work for renowned clients including Apple, Gucci, Lincoln, Marvel, PlayStation, The North Face and W Hotels.
Passé’s artistic films Where Are The African Gods (2018) (previously screened at UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills in a group exhibition entitled, “”Embodiment””) and Salutation (2019), have received critical acclaim. Upcoming projects include the curation of a group exhibition in Chicago (details to be announced) and a new artistic film.”