Joseph Tisiga was born in 1984 in Edmonton (AB) and is a member of the Kaska Dene Nation. He is currently based in Whitehorse (YT). Tisiga studied at Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design. He has had solo exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, ON), Yukon Art Centre (Whitehorse, YT), Diaz Contemporary (Toronto, ON) and Parisian Laundry (Montreal, QC). Tisiga has also participated in several group exhibitions including INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE at The Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, MB), Wood Land School: Kahatenhstánion tsi na’tetiatere ne Iotohrkó:wa tánon Iotohrha / Drawing Lines from January to December at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art (Montréal, QC), Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA, USA), An Evening Redness in the West at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, (Santa Fe, NM
, USA), Larger Than Life at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, ON
), The Painting Project: A Snapshot of Painting in Canada at UQAM Gallery (Montréal, QC) and Monster at the West Vancouver Museum (Vancouver, B.C
.). Tisiga’s work can be found in institutional collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the RBC Collection, as well as in numerous private collections. Tisiga was a finalist in the 2009 RBC Painting Competition and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2011. He was named a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award winner in 2017.