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Joseph Siddiqi is a Canadian painter of South Asian and English heritage born and living in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. His studio work in painting and drawing is grounded in technical experimentation, material sustainability, meditative practices and educational philosophy, bringing alternative perspectives to conceptualizing the creative process. 


The themes of Siddiqi’s work have included: understanding the role of culture and creation myths in the formation of personal narratives; representing relationships between the natural world and the built environment; examining urban histories through photographic archives and observant walks in the city; and exploring the connections between art-making and mindfulness. He has also been  engaged in designing more inclusive virtual and psychological spaces for visual arts teaching and learning. 


Siddiqi has exhibited his paintings with galleries in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Montréal, Boston and New York. He has been awarded grants by the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. His paintings can be found in public and private collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, Colart Collection in Montréal, and Athabasca University Art Collection in Northern Alberta. 


Siddiqi holds an M.F.A. in Painting from Boston University's School of Visual Arts and a B.F.A. in Studio Art with Distinction from Concordia University. He has taught in the Visual Arts program at Dawson College and in the Départment d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématograpiques at l'Université de Montréal, and regularly teaches Painting and Drawing in Concordia University's Department of Studio Arts.

 

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