THE EAST HAWAI’S CULTURAL CENTER’S EXHIBITION 

by Dr. Fernanda Steele, Jamaica
Feburary 2002

 



This 2002 International Cyberart Exhibition was held on 4th-25th January in the Mauka
Gallery of the East Hawai’i Cultural Center in Hilo, the second largest city of the Hawaiian
Islands. The Center is well known for exhibiting innovative and cutting edge art from all over
the world. The Exhibition was sponsored by the EHCC and curated by Dr. Sudha Achar
and Dr. Rodney Chang. 24 artists residing in 21 different countries were invited to
participate. 


Dr. Rodney Chang, also known as Pygoya  to the cyberworld, is a dentist, a dancer and a
cyberartist who has also worked for a long time with the traditional/manual tools as painter,
sculptor, ceramist, photographer. He has held numerous exhibitions in various museums and
galleries world wide. He turned to computer art in 1985 quite by chance through a friend
and has since established an international reputation which makes him a truly “legendary”
figure in this field. He holds some ten degrees, including five Masters and two doctorates; he is featured in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. His energy seems to know no limits,
constantly engaged in expanding the horizons of cyberart. He is also the Director of Truly Virtual Web Art Museum (lastplace.com) a site which in itself is a mine of information and insights into computer art. With the view of making computer art better known to art lovers in general, Dr. Chang has also called on all participating artists of the EHCC 2002 International Cyberart Exhibition to work towards that aim.