Rod Penner was born in 1965 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada from 1982-83 before receiving a Bachelor of Arts from ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986.
His first solo exhibition was at Kauffman Galleries in Houston, Texas. He has had solo exhibitions at such venues as O.K. Harris Works of Art in New York City and Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas. He is represented by Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York.
Recent group exhibitions include “Photorealism: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated,” Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; “American Dream,” National Museum, Krakow, Poland; and “Shock of the Real: Photorealism Revisited,” Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL.
His work is included in numerous private and public collections internationally, including the permanent collections of Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Virlane Foundation, New Orleans, LA; and Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, MI.
Penner lives and works in Marble Falls, Texas.