Pygoya Chang
Since 2002
Works in Honolulu United States of America

Dr. Rodney Chang (Pygoya) has exhibited around the world, including Paris, New York City, Russia, Germany, England, India, and Japan. His 1988 solo show at Shangahi Art Museum was China's historic first computer art exhibition. In 2002 Dr. Chang curated and organized East Hawaii Cultural Center's first International Cyberart Exhibition and World Tour. Through the 1980s-90s the artist completed his first major project of computer art (over 150 large painted canvases), "PaintOuts" (as in "printouts") or "Cyberpaintings", before dedicating his creative works solely to digital online display , as content for his virtual 3D museum, The Pygoya Webmuseum, established in 1997. His latest major contribution to the visual arts of the Web is "100 Cyberbabies" (as in new art born on the Internet) exhibition.

Currently the artist is curator and director for his online virtual reality Truly Virtual Web Art Museum, webmaster for Las Vegas Art Musuem Web site (until 2002) and the East Hawaii Cultural Center. Pygoya made history in organizing and traveling to Calcutta for India's first ever international digital art exhibition (1999). In early 2002 Truly Virtual Web Art Museum proudly greeted its 1 millionth visitor.

In the 1980's Dr. Rodney Chang gained national notoriety as NBC's Real People Show's "Disco Doc" - filmed dancing in his Honolulu dental clinic's discotheque reception area, complete with staff DJ. The syndicated television show was televised in Europe, Asia, Australia as well as the United States. The dancer maintains as a tribute to the dance and music that has played a tremendous influence on his life and art as well as the sustained passion for such energetized music. Since forming a popular local rock band before (1963) the Beatles, Chang continues to this day as a performance artist as the Disco Doc through his intuitive and unique disco style in local dance clubs.

The artist is also recognized in Who's Who in America and Ripley's Believe It or Not! for earning 10 college degrees, including 5 masters and 2 doctorates. The artist studied mostly in Chicago and holds Masters in Painting/Studio Arts and also Computer Art, as well as a Ph.D in Aesthetic Psychology.

Most recently creative Pygoya is expanding the boundaries of our resources of remembering the dead with his virtual cemetery project that is a part emerging Cyberculture. He is also organizing a global wholesale outlet for collectible digital fine arts with his

The online Artist's Journal makes Pygoya one of the most globally documented artists in history. Through the power of the Internet, this valuable primary source serves as virtual library of the artist's theories and philosophies of art, his development in digital art since 1985, the creative process, human nature and the meaning and missions of his life. Interested parties, such as students, historians, museums, galleries, media, and collectors, are permitted to download any of the writings of the journal. However an email mention of use to the artist publicist is courteous and much appreciated for documentation.

The Creative Process

The computer serves as assistant in discovering new art visions for Pygoya. The artist, over the years' parade of changing personal computer systems, always attempts to reinvent his developed "style" on the computer, as much his own input as the evolving technical tools. Then, instead of a hard copy printout that other computer artists exhibit and sell, an intermediary actual painting on canvas is produced to "dedigitize" the work This is done in order to remove a purely technical feeling of computer graphics, which some consider a bit "sterile".

Then the working painting is photographed, "redigitalized" and modified through editing refinements by the artist. The "final" work of art are either Gicl