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BIOGRAPHY - Josh Tiessen

Born in 1995 in Moscow, Russia, Josh Tiessen is an international award-winning artist based near Toronto, Canada. Tiessen is best known for his hyper-surreal shaped oil paintings, which take up to 1700 hours to complete, and reflect the interaction between the natural world and human-made structures, drawing upon his studies in philosophy and theology.

As a young artist Tiessen was designated one of the world's top ten prodigy artists by Huffington Post, and the only known male art prodigy in North America by Dr. J. Ruthsatz, global prodigy expert. As a teenager he was juried in as the youngest member of International Guild of Realism among foremost realist artists from around the world, Artists for Conservation and Society of Animal Artists, elite groups of the top nature and wildlife artists worldwide. Art Renewal Center designated him Associate Living Master, and New York based gallery Jonathan LeVine Projects awarded him First Place from 2000 artists in their international competition Search for the Next Great Artist. LeVine presented the emerging artist’s debut international solo exhibition “Streams in the Wasteland” in May of 2019.

Mentored by masters like acclaimed Canadian artist Robert Bateman, Tiessen has exhibited his work since 2006 in over 100 exhibitions including the National Gallery of Canada and prominent galleries in the United States. He has sold over 150 original works and hundreds of limited edition giclée prints to private and corporate Canadian and international collectors.

Featured over 200 times in the press & media (Forbes, American Art Collector, International Artist), speaking and teaching at 60 venues, and making 90 invited art donations to charitable organizations, Tiessen established the Arts for a Change Foundation. This prolific artist has garnered over 60 awards and honours including International Guild of Realism Creative Achievement, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Canada's Top 20 Under 20, for his artistic accomplishment and philanthropic work. 

AVAILABLE WORKS
Greening the White Cube - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Greening the White Cube
Oil on panel
23 x 40 inches
Signed
Swallowed by Knowledge - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Swallowed by Knowledge
Oil on panel
30 x 40 x 2 inches
Signed
All Creatures Lament - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
All Creatures Lament
Oil on panel
26 x 26 x 2 inches
Signed
Nirvana 5G - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Nirvana 5G
Oil on panel
36 x 24 x 2 inches
Signed
Auguries of Innocence III - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Auguries of Innocence III
Oil on birch
8 x 8 inches
Signed
Peace Like a River - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Peace Like a River
Oil on panel
33 x 34 x 2 inches
Signed
Sophia - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Sophia
Oil on panel
24 inch diameter
Signed
Refracting Infinity - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Refracting Infinity
Oil on panel
36 x 24 x 2 inches
Signed
Sold Works
Triquetra - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Triquetra
Oil on panel
13 x 13 inches
Signed
Auguries of Innocence I - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Auguries of Innocence I
Oil on birch
6.5 x 11 inches
Signed
In This Birch Grove - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
In This Birch Grove
Oil on panel
30.5 x 31.5 inches
Signed
Concept for Creation Cathedral - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Concept for Creation Cathedral
Graphite on paper
8 x 6 inches
Signed
Auguries of Innocence II
 - Tiessen, Josh
Josh Tiessen
Auguries of Innocence II
Oil on birch
12.5 x 7 inches
Signed