Rodney Alan Greenblat
About the artist:
Rodney Alan Greenblat was born in California in 1960 and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1982. Greenblat is a creator of intriguing and whimsical art. His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He is the author and illustrator of children’s books, and a creator of computer art and characters for children and adults. Rodney's sculptural work was featured in the 1985 Whitney Biennial, and his work was a major component of the East Village art scene. Rodney designed the characters for 1996 hit Sony PlayStation game “Parappa the Rapper” which has sold over 3 million copies world wide. He currently lives in New York City and Ghent New York. Selected Exhibitions 1982 "The Threshold, Rodney Alan Greenblat,” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design 1983 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC 1984 "It's About Love” Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, West Germany 1985 “The New World” Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC 1985 Whitney Biennial - Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 1985 “Familiar Frontiers” Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia 1986 “House of Progress,” Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1987 “Reality and Imagination, Two Taste Treats in One”, Museum of Art, Penn State University 1987 “Paintings and Furniture” Hokin/Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL 1988 “Reality and Imagination, Two Taste Treats in One!,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 1988 “Reality and Imagination” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston,TX 1988 “The Scenic Route,” Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC 1988 “Design Your Own Future,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1989 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1990 “Cosmic Adhesive” Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY 1992 “Land Ho! The Mythic World of Rodney A. Greenblat” Museum of Art, Roanoke Virginia 1992 “Land Ho! The Mythic World of Rodney A. Greenblat” Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Virginia 1992 “The Center For Advanced Whimsy” Carpenter Arts Center, Harvard University 1993 “Computer Generated Images” PPOW gallery New York City 1994 “Rodney Time” Creation Gallery, Tokyo Japan 1994 “Land Ho! The Mythic World of Rodney A. Greenblat” World Financial Center, NYC 1997 “The Rodney Adventure” Discovery Museum - Bridgeport CT 1998 “New Studio Rodney” Parco department stores - Japan 1999 “Rodney's Art in a Box” Sony Plaza - Tokyo and Osaka Japan 2000 “Rodney's Character Club and Post Office” Parco Department Store - Tokyo and Osaka Japan 2000 “Cafe Rodney” Tokyo 2001 "Canworld Expo" Takeshimaya Department Store - Osaka Japan 2005 "Summer 2005" group show BCB Gallery, Hudson NY Children's Books 1990 “Uncle Wizzmo's New Used Car” published by Harper Collins 1991 “Aunt Ippy's Museum of Junk” published by Harper Collins 1993 “Slombo The Gross” published by Harper Collins 1997 “Thunder Bunny” published by Harper Collins 1998 “Thunder Bunny” (Japanese version) published by Sony Magazines 2000 “RodneyFun Comic Collection No.1” published by Little More - Tokyo Computer Software 1991 “Rodney's Funscreen” Computer learning games for children, published by Activision 1992 “Rodney's Wonder Window” Computer art on CD-ROM, Published by Voyager 1994 “Dazzeloids” Computer story book on CD-ROM, Published by Voyager 1996 “Clickamajigs” Downloadable interactive software toys for Nick Online, published by Nickelodeon. Video Games 1997 “Parappa The Rapper” published by Sony Computer Entertainment 1999 “Um Jammer Lammy” published by Sony Computer Entertainment 2001 "Parappa 2" published by Sony Computer Entertainment Animation 1993 Ugo Ugo Lhuga - Japanese Children’s program on Fuji TV- “Rodney Guy” daily segment 1994 Shelly Duvall's Bedtime Stories - Universal Studios - “Aunt Ippy", “Uncle Wizzmo" episodes 2000 “Chinese Disco” music video for rock/pop band Shonen Knife 2001 "Parappa The Rapper" produced by Sony Visual Works, broadcast on FUJI TV 2002 "Bibi Little's Rainbow Day - A Thunder Bunny Fuwa Fuwa Story" produced and distributed by Sony Creative Products, animation by Yuichi Ito Teaching 1993 - 1997 School of Visual Arts - New York City - Masters, Computer Art, Interactivity Illustration and Design Clients US: Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Child Magazine, Sesame Street Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Macromedia, Nickelodeon, Microsoft. Japan: McSister, FP, Pronto, Illustration, Olive, Super Designing, Sony Creative Products, Sony Computer Entertainment, Dunkin' Donuts, Tokyu Department Store, Dentsu, Fuji TV, Fujitsu, Minolta, Family Mart, Parco Dopartment Stores, NTT DoCoMo, McDonalds Japan, Lipton Tea Japan, House Foods Japan, Nishiin, Bijutsu shuppan-sha, Yurakucho Real Estate Developement, Felissimo.
Rodney Alan Greenblat was born in California in 1960 and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1982. Greenblat is a creator of intriguing and whimsical art. His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the