Tim Roda (*1977 in Lancaster PA, USA) lives and works in New York surrounded by his family that he represents in his work.
Tim Roda’s art career began at the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2002 with a BFA. He received his MFA in 2004 from the University of Washington, Seattle. There his work developed a language that casually travels within arenas of installation, photography, and performance. The props or devices he includes in the images are made of paper, wood, tape, and clay, often used for their disposable or re-usable nature. He uses photography, not for the love of the technical aspects of the medium, but because of its properties, both abstract and physical, which best depict his vision of life and art.
Roda’s work deals with content we don’t see much of in contemporary art – the familial. Rejecting the banality popular in contemporary photography, Roda features his wife and young boys throughout his black-and-white prints so that the relationships between father and son, wife and husband, mother and child are central to each composition.