Joseph Tisiga

Joseph Tisiga


Joseph Tisiga maintains a multidisciplinary practice that is rooted in painting and drawing and includes performance, photography, sculpture and installation. His work reflects upon notions of identity and what contributes to this construct -community, nationality, family, history, location, real and imagined memories – questions that have become all the more relevant in the current climate. Tisiga’s works look at cultural and social inheritance, the mundane, the metaphysical and the mythological, often all at once and on the same surface. This conflation of interests and perspectives plays itself out in the artist’s narratives that are non-linear, cross cultural and supernatural.

Joseph Tisiga was born in 1984 and is a member of the Kaska Dena Nation, he studied at the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design. Recent exhibitions include those held at the Audain Art Museum (Whistler, BC), the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, ON), Yukon Art Centre, the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, MB), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA, USA), the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, (Santa Fe, NM, USA), the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, ON) and at the West Vancouver Museum (Vancouver, BC). Tisiga’s work is found in institutional collections as well as in numerous private and corporate collections. Joseph Tisiga was named a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award winner in 2017. Joseph Tisiga currently has a solo exhibition at the Musée d’art de Joliette (Joliette, QC).

Born in Edmonton, Canada, 1984

Lives and work in Montreal, Canada