Tim Whidden (T. Whid of MTAA) is a web developer and new media artist.
Whidden was born and raised near Lake Erie in Northern Ohio. After a stint in art school, he relocated to Brooklyn, NY.
During the early 90s, T. Whid was involved with underground comix. His work, created with the poet Chistie Haag, was published in zines like “World War 3”, “Bloody Wymen” and “Top Shelf”. T. Whid also co-edited and co-published the short-lived Brooklyn comix anthology “Burger.”
Around this time T. Whid also designed and painted a large cartoon mural at the Bronx roller rink “The Key”. This mural is enjoyed by thousands of skaters each year.
In 1996, T. Whid, with his friend, M. River, formed the ongoing art collaboration MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates).
During the daytime, T.Whid works as a VP of Engineering at 1stdibs.com, an online company. When not at his job or creating art with MTAA, T.Whid enjoys music, watching movies, bicycling the streets of NYC, fine dining, and playing Unreal Tournament and chess.