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Joseph Siddiqi was born in 1972 in Montreal, Quebec. He holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Concordia University and an M.F.A. in Painting from Boston University. He has presented his paintings with galleries in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Montreal and New York, and been awarded grants for his work 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 Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, Colart Collection in Montreal, and Athabasca University Art Collection in Northern Alberta. He lives and works in Montreal and teaches in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University.