Dr. Rodney "Pygoya Chang     2005

 

My creative journey-

I believe I was born an artist but ended up earning a living as a dentist.  Life is not perfect. Dentistry is always a challenge as you can attest as patients.  But throughout my life art has always been there for me, and I have tried to be disciplined about my efforts to be professional both in the study of the nature of art and my production of my visualized creativity we call "art."  Without the outlet of art I life would be so ordinary, I thank the Almighty for the blessing I have been endowed with.  It's been quite a journey - from crayons to poster paints to acrylics then to oils. After that to clicking a Nikon F2 to huge splashy canvases to bright neon lights then back to more subtlety of ceramics and bronze. Finally my courtship with media was over when I fell in love and married my computer.

 

 

BIOLOGRAPHY

http://www.lastplace.com/PAI/bio99.htm

Rodney Chang, better known as the Internet's Pygoya, Cyberartist, was the first digital artist to exhibit in Honolulu, back in 1985. Since then he has exhibited around the world, including France (Paris), New York City, Russia (St. Petersburg), China (Shanghai), Germany (Frankfurt), England, Australia, Hawaii, India (Calcutta), Japan, Austria (Vienna), and Hungary(Budapest). His 1988 solo show at Shanghai Art Museum was China's historic first computer art exhibition.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Aina Haina Elementary, East Honolulu, 1957
Niu Valley Intermediate School, East Honolulu, 1960
Kalani High School, Honolulu 1963

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Zoology, B.A., 1968
Triton College, River Forest, Illinois, Art, A.A., 1972, including transfer credit from
Rosary College for Women (only male admitted in directed studies, aesthetics, 1972)
Loyola University, School of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois, D.D.S., 1972
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Education, M.S. Ed.,1975
Northern Illinois University, Studio Art-Painting & Drawing, M.A.,1975
Central Michigan University, Community Leadership, M.A.,1976
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Psychology, B.A., 1977
University of Northern Colorado, Counseling Psychology, M.A., 1980, transcript
The Union Institute, Ohio, Art Psychology, Ph.D., 1980, published abstract
Columbia Pacific University, San Francisco, Computer Art, M.A., 1989 , transcript

 

HONORS

 

Honorary Professor, 1988, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Who's Who in the World , 1993-2005 (2004 is the 21st edition)
Who's Who in America , 1997-2004 (59th Edition, 2005)


Who's Who in Finance and Industry, (34th Edition, 2004-2005)

Stratmore's Who's Who, 2002-2003

America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-2004

The Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals, 2004 Edition

Man of the Year - 2005, American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, N.C.

 

 

 

MAJOR LIFE PROJECTS

 

http://www.lastplace.com/page37.htm

INCLUDES INFORMATION/LINKS ON HOME DESIGNED BY CHANG, MARATHONS RAN, NOVEL (2005), BEST 100 CYBERPAINTINGS

 

 

Marathons Completed: 17  (no. 18 in Dec. 2005)

including Hilo Maraton, Oregon Eugene Marathon, Maui Marathon, & Honolulu Marathons

 

 

DISCO DOC

http://www.lastplace.com/DOC/Disco/discodoc4.htm

http://www.lastplace.com/DOC/Cybpntgs/cypt20.htm

http://www.lastplace.com/dentalclinic10_29_03.htm

staff

http://www.realville.com/DentalClinic/clinic2.htm

 

Disco Dental Office Media Coverage-

1979- Real People TV Show
1980-Real People TV Show (rerun)
1985-PM Magazine TV Show
1985-The Today Show
1986-PM Magazine TV Show (rerun)
1988-Australian TV show
1979- live radio interviews around the U.S.A. including New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco

 

 

 

Portraits of Rodney Chang

 

http://www.lastplace.com/ArtPortrait/pygoya.htm

http://www.lastplace.com/ArtPortrait/pygoya.htm

http://www.lastplace.com/page28.htm

 

 

Sculpture

http://www.lastplace.com/ArtPortrait/pygoyasculpture.htm