Rod Penner (b. 1965, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He has had numerous solo exhibitions at such venues as OK Harris, New York, NY; Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX; Kauffman Galleries, Houston, TX; and Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include “From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today,” Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection,” Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; “Gone to Texas,” Texas Gallery, Houston, TX; “From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today,” Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY; “Hyperrealism – 50 Years of Painting,” Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; “Photorealism. 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting,” which traveled to Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, Musée d’Ixelles, Ixelles, Belgium, and Osthaus Museum Hagen, Hagen, Germany; “Differing Views: Rackstraw Downes, Richard Estes, Yvonne Jacquette, Andrew Lenaghan and Rod Penner,” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; “Hyperrealism 1967 – 2013,” Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; “Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting,” which traveled to Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; Musée d’Ixelles, Ixelles, Belgium; and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; “Our Own Directions: Four Decades of Photorealism from the Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel Collection,” Mana Contemporary Art Center, Jersey City, NJ; “Expansion,” Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY; “American Dream,” The National Museum in Krakow, Krakow, Poland; and “Shock of the Real: Photorealism Revisited,” Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL.
His work is included in the permanent collections of The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; The Virlane Foundation, New Orleans, LA; The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; and Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, among others.
Rod Penner lives and works in Marble Falls, TX.