Tajuddin Ismail’s Profile: One of the country’s most celebrated artist, Tajuddin Ismail is a humble man who come from Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. He was born on October 1949 where he underwent his early education. He then pursued his further studies in the area of Fine Art in the then ITM School of Art & Design from 1969 to 1973. After that, he went on to study Graphic Design at Los Angeles’ Art Center College of Design and then continued is post graduate studies at the prestigious Interior Architecture at Pratt Institute New York. His past accolades include receiving the Fulbright Research Fellowship, a prestigious award given by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Awards and exhibitions: As an artist, Tajuddni has been actively participating in shows and exhibitions through from the 1960s where his work has since been exhibited in various galleries in around Asia, Europe, the United States, Latin America as well as in his home country in Malaysia.
Having been involved in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions, he had also been engaged as an interior design consultant to many government agencies in the country. This is due to his remarkable achievement and works in the fine arts as well as his education and training in graphic design.
Tajuddin is both a visionary as well as an award winning artist where his work has already made their way into numerous private and public collections in more countries than one could imagine. Among the countries which house his art work are Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, UK, France, Germany, USA, China, Spain, Philippines, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Latin America and the Middle East.
The artist is currently represented by TJ Fine Art, Malaysia exclusively as well as from the Jenkins Johnsons Gallery in San Francisco, United States. According to the artist himself, his body of work are very much inspired and drawn from the invoking nature and natural landscapes. One would usually be able to see the abstract images on his paintings that seemed to draw a lot of cloudy and overlapping images but holding some very strong emotional attachments.