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Joseph Siddiqi is a visual artist of South Asian/English heritage born and living in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, Canada). Siddiqi's studio practice is rooted in the materials, methods and techniques of painting and drawing.  His current approach includes theoretical frameworks from eastern knowledge practices and philosophy, bringing a non-western perspective to conceptualizing the creative process.

 

Siddiqi has exhibited his paintings with galleries in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Montreal, Boston and New York, and presented his research with the Centre for Mindfulness-Based Research and Practices in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (online).

 

He has been awarded grants by 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 Montreal, and Athabasca University Art Collection in Northern Alberta.

 

Siddiqi holds an M.F.A. in Painting from Boston University and teaches Painting and Drawing in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montreal.

 

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