Tafadzwa (T. G.) Ndoda

1980, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe –

Tafadzwa Nododa was born in 1980 in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. After arriving in Nebraska, Nododa studied art at Bellevue University, near Omaha. He also spent time in 2005 as an artist-in-residence in the Barker Art Program at the Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha. Primarily a self-taught artist, Ndoda creates photorealistic drawings incorporating both realistic and abstract images. He has been heavily influenced by Omaha photorealist Kent Bellows, and drawn to Bellows’ painstakingly meticulous drawing and painting styles. Before Bellows’ death in 2005, the young African artist sought him out to further discuss their drawing techniques and approaches to photorealism. Ndoda also draws inspiration from modern and contemporary art movements. His work has been exhibited at Omaha’s Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, RNG Gallery, Modern Arts Midwest, and Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney.

Tafadzwa Ndoda was included in the exhibition A Greater Spectrum: African American Artists of Nebraska 1912-2010 on view at the Museum of Nebraska Art from December 4, 2010 to April 3, 2011.

Tafadzwa Ndoda is not represented in the Museum of Nebraska Art collection.