Chad Penner ’17

Roanoke, VA


Chad Penner (b. 1993) grew up in Roanoke, VA and is currently based in South Carolina. He earned a BA in Art and Visual Technology with a concentration in drawing from George Mason University in 2015 and a Masters in Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina in 2018. Penner’s works exist at the intersection between drawing, art history, comic books, and contemporary politics.

Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.

— Neil Gaiman

Where to find

Work from the Open Wabi experience

Immigration: A Dialogue

Charcoal and pastel on paper. 7.5' x 6'.


Battie Sanders: The Populist Crusader

Charcoal and pastel on paper. 4' x 6'.