Rodney Rodriguez's Statement
"If you can no longer leave your mark on a subway train or on the street you might as well leave it hanging in someone's living room".
— Rodney PANIC Rodriguez
Rodney Rodriguez’s Story
Rodney “PANIC“ Rodriguez is an original graffiti artist from the early 1980s. His artwork and iconic tag “PANIC” appeared on the interior and exterior of the NYC transit system. In 1986 he earned his A.A.S degree in Art & Advertising from the New York City College of Technology. After graduating he went to work for various advertising agencies as a graphic designer.
Rodney “PANIC” Rodriguez has been influenced by the works of Greg “Craola” Simkins, Ron English and Roy Lichtenstein just to name a few. His artwork encompasses many styles which prevents him from being “painted into a corner” (No pun intended). Graffiti, illustration, pop art, and abstractions can be found in many of his pieces. Rodney “PANIC” Rodriguez has painted in the now non-existent 5 Pointz as well as at the annual Welling Court mural projects. Today he has become known as one of NYC’s premiere urban artist.