Friday, June 24, 2011
Tim Roda is a young American photographer with a large following and a jet-fueled career trajectory. Since graduating with his Masters of Fine Arts from the Univerity of Washington in 2004, he has developed his own mode of art photography that crosses into installation, costume design, and performance. The resulting stunning black and white photographs always depict himself and the other members of his young family acting out elaborate yet low-fi dramas ripped from the pages of history. His images are at once fictional narratives and family portraits.
Roda is represented by galleries in Toronto, New York City, Berlin, Hamburg, Seattle and San Francisco and many important museums and private collections have acquired his works. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Award which sent him to study his craft in Italy.
On Wednesday, Roda launched his new website which offers a look at many of his images. Roda is an artist to watch and on The Ministry's list of recommended acquisitions. You can see his works in person in Toronto at Angell Gallery on Queen Street West.
By Randy Gladman for The Ministry of Artistic Affairs.