Joseph Tisiga (b.1984) is Kaska Dene First Nation and of mixed European heritage, currently living in Whitehorse, Yukon. Tisiga's multidisciplinary practice includes performance, photography, sculpture, installation, however painting and drawing are situated at the root. His work examines notions of identity, cultural and social inheritance, the mundane, the metaphysical mythological, etc... which filter through an evolving narrative construct and are unified in his practice.
Recent exhibitions include; A Sacred Game: Escape is Perpetual (Diaz Contemporary, Toronto); Oh Canada (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, USA); Northern Exposures (SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON); Traversing Yukon Landscapes (Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT); The Painting Project (l'UQAM Gallery, Montreal, QC); In 2009 Tisiga was a finalist in the RBC painting competition, as well the recipient of the Joseph S. Stuaffer award. In 2011 he was long- listed for the Sobey Art Award and won the Historica-Dominion Aboriginal arts competition.
Joseph Tisiga is a Kaska Dene multidisciplinary artist living in Whitehorse, Yukon.