Tetsuya Noda was born in 1940 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He studied art at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, and continued to graduate degree. In 1977 he was appointed a lecturer in the faculty of art. During the 1980’s he was a visiting artist in several universities in Canada, Israel, USA and Australia.
Noda’s work has a dominant contemporary contribution to the rich Japanese printmaking tradition. He incorporates modern screen printing techniques with the Japanese woodblock heritage. He deals with the everyday while documenting the passage of his life in his artworks, taking notes of the gentle curves of the Japanese peaches or the poetry of a group of lemons or the way a traditional paper wrinkles.
Noda had many one man shows across the world, including the Norwegian International Print Biennale, the International Print Exchange Exhibition in Seoul, Korea, the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan, the Cincinnati Museum of Art and others.
Noda’s works are in the collections’ of leading museums such as the National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), the MoMA (New York), the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington), The British Museum (London), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and more.