Joseph Tisiga

Joseph Tisiga

Biography

Joseph Tisiga maintains a multidisciplinary practice that is rooted in painting and drawing, but also draws from 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. 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, which are distinctly non-linear, cross cultural and supernatural.

Joseph Tisiga is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal and a member of the Kaska Dena First Nation. Tisiga recently held solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art de Joliette (Joliette), the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University (East Lansing), and the Audain Art Museum (Whistler). Other notable exhibitions include those held at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg), MASS MoCA (North Adams), the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, (Santa Fe), and at the West Vancouver Museum (Vancouver). Tisiga’s work is found in institutional collections as well as in numerous private and corporate collections. Tisiga is the recipient of The Yukon Art Prize (2021), the Sobey Art Award (2020), and the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award (2017).

Born in Edmonton, Canada, 1984

Lives and work in Montreal, Canada

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