Tim Roda is based in Long Beach, NY. He is a working artist, and art instructor at Molloy College and New Jersey City University. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Roda’s work has traditionally used large- scale black and white photographs to document family dynamics. More recently, Roda has been building ceramic pin hole cameras that he uses to photograph his ideas. The final product exhibited is both the silver gelatin photograph and the clay camera that produced the image. He received his MFA in ceramics in 2004 from the University of Washington, Seattle, and his BFA in ceramics in 2002 from The Pennsylvania State University. Roda has received several awards, most notably a Fulbright Award to Italy in 2008-09. He is the 2012 recipient of the Kennedy Family Fellowship at the University of South Florida, Tampa. His art is represented by the following galleries, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA and Angell Gallery, Toronto Canada. He completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and the Centro Cultural Andratx. His work is in included in the following collections: Bard College Museum, Hessel Foundation; The Rose Museum, Brandeis University; Seattle Art Museum and the Henry Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts; Portland Art Museum; Elton John Collection; Museum of Contemporary Photography; Essl Museum; Gaia Collection; and the Centro Cultural Andratx. Reviews of Roda’s work have been included in the New Yorker Magazine, ARTFORUM, Modern Painters Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, Art in America, and Slate.