Joseph Siddiqi was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Boston University and has taught in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University and in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He has been awarded grants for his work by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association. His paintings can be found in public and corporate collections, including the Canada Council ArtBank in Ottawa, Athabasca University Art Collection in Alberta, Colart Collection in Montreal, and Hotel Arts in Calgary. He lives and works in Montreal and is represented by Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.