For Tajuddin, the work of art is the visual manifestation of the artist’s intellectual journey. In this context, his work is a reflection of his experiences and worldview, his spiritual values, his artistic sensibility, his dreams and most importantly his self-identity.
Tajuddin Ismail was born on 26 October 1949 in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. He received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from ITM School of Art & Design, Malaysia in 1973 and Masters in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York in 1981. He furthered his studies in graphic design at the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles in 1974. Tajuddin was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies, New York in 1987.
Tajuddin served as an Associate Professor in Fine Art and Interior Design, UiTM (1975 - 2004) and Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor to Sunway University (2011- 2013).Tajuddin has been actively involved as a painter, academician and also as an independent design consultant. He served as a juror to many national art and design competitions. Tajuddin is a co-founder of TJ FINE ART Gallery, KL.
Tajuddin is currently lives and work in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1977 Major Award National Drawing Competition
1978 Minor Award National Graphics Art
1979 Minor Award Salon Malaysia
1986 Fulbright Research Fellow ACLS, New York
1994 Minor Award Logo for Design Council
Honourable Mention Phillip Morris Malaysia Art
2001 Major Award Logo for Universiti Terbuka Malaysia