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Josh TiessenJosh Tiessen   AFC, IGOR, SAA (associate member) Josh Tiessen
International Award-Winning Professional Fine Artist
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Josh Tiessen is an international award-winning artist, one of the world’s top ten prodigy artists (Hufflington Post), and the only known male art prodigy in NA (Dr. J. Ruthsatz, Global Prodigy Expert). Mentored by masters like Robert Bateman and Judy Major-Girardin (McMaster University SOTA), over the past decade Tiessen has had over 70 exhibitions including the National Gallery of Canada, and now exhibits internationally. Juried in as the youngest member of International Guild of Realism, Artists for Conservation, and Society of Animal Artists, he is distinguished among the world’s foremost realist, nature and animal artists, with 80 originals and 50 print series in private and corporate collections worldwide. Establishing Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery (now #1 Art Gallery in the Hamilton area) and Arts for a Change Foundation, he makes frequent art donations, is a sought-after speaker/teacher, featured often in the media for his art and philanthropic work, with numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Canada’s Top 20 Under 20. In spite of his early success, Tiessen humbly acknowledges his artistic talent is a gift from God. His artistic style is contemporary high realism, he delights in showing the beauty and diversity of creation and the image of God in human creativity.

To view full bio, CV, portfolio, press, media and much more go to www.joshtiessen.com

Support for Conservation:
Selected conservation-related donations and involvement:

International A-Team for Wildlife
Friends of the Eramosa Karst (FOTEK)
The Hamilton Naturalists' Club
Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme)
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation
Hamilton Conservation Authority
Bruce Trail Association
Friends of Killbear (Provincial Park)

Special Achievements:
  • 2016 - #1 Best Artist and #1 Best Art Gallery - Hamilton Community Readers' Choice Diamond Awards

  • 2015 - #1 Best Artist and #1 Best Art Gallery - Hamilton Community Readers' Choice Diamond Awards

  • 2014 - International Guild of Realism - Creative Achievement Award
    Awarded for painting "Ahoy Sleeper" at Robert Lange Studios
  • 2013 - Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce award
  • 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
    For accomplishments as Canadian artist and philanthropist
  • 2012 - National Gallery of Canada Competition Finalist
    2nd highest votes from over 200 entrants across Canada in competition, "So you want to be an artist?" Participated in month-long group exhibition of top 12 finalists
  • 2012 - Youth in Motion's Top 20 Under 20 Finalist
    Made it into the top 40 from over 500 applicants across Canada
  • 2012 - Burlington Art Centre Auction Honours
    Youngest artist to be juried into the yearly auction, ninth highest selling price out of 101 works (including Bateman and other well-known artists)
  • 2012 - Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards
    Sponsored by Ontario Community Newspaper Association
  • 2011 - Buckhorn Fine Art Festival Awards (Ontario's premiere wildlife show)
    Future Promise Award and First Place for Teens (13-19) for "Guardian of the Karst"
  • 2011 - St. Thomas Aquinas Foundation Art Award
    Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • 2011 - Associated Christian Schools International Fine Arts Festival Awards
    Best in Show for "Behold The Door," "Scott Island" and "Snow Leopards" (2010)
  • 2009 - Presentation of painting to Member of Parliament
    Invited to present painting "Oscillating Otter" to Member of Parliament Dean Allison in Canadian Parliament, Ottawa
  • 2013 - Earle D. McMaster
    One of Toronto's largest private collections
  • 2012 - Boris and Ardyth Brott
    Internationally-acclaimed Composer and Conductor, who commissioned Tiessen to do a performance painting for "Peter and the Wolf" as part of Brott Music Festival educational concerts. Has commissioned three more paintings for 2013 symphony performance of "Sheherazade."
  • 2011 - Graham Hymas
    Gallery owner in Southern France
  • 2011 - Paul Miller
    Member of Provincial Parliament
  • 2009 - Dean Allison
    Member of Canadian Parliament
  • "Stoney Creek art prodigies," (2013)
    More about "Stoney Creek art prodigies,"
    Author: Shannon Martin
    Published by: CBC TV Toronto
  • "An Interview with Teen Emerging Artist, Josh Tiessen," on www.emptyeasel.com (2012)
    More about "An Interview with Teen Emerging Artist, Josh Tiessen," on www.emptyeasel.com
  • "Stoney Creek's junior citizens shine at OCNA," Stoney Creek News (2012)
  • "Tiessen gains international recognition," Stoney Creek News (2012)
  • "Nesting Trumpeter Swan," image of painting on front cover of The Wood Duck: Journal of The Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Vol. 65, No. 7 (2012)
  • "Heading to National Gallery? Stoney Creek teen aims high with his entry in So You Want To Be An Artist," Hamilton Spectator, feature article on front page of GO WEEKEND (2012)
  • "Local teen shoots for place in National Gallery," Stoney Creek News (2012)
  • "Could he be heading to National Gallery?" The Hamilton Spectator Community Free Press, full-page feature article (2012)
  • "Stoney Creek teen's painting hangs in the National Gallery," CBC News, Arts & Entertainment (2012)
    More about "Stoney Creek teen's painting hangs in the National Gallery," CBC News, Arts & Entertainment
  • "Difference makers garner Diamond Jubilee medals," Stoney Creek News (2012)
    More about "Difference makers garner Diamond Jubilee medals," Stoney Creek News
  • "Post Childhood Prodigies," HuffPost Live, Huffington Post, Los Angeles (2012)
  • "Young artist continues to impress locally and beyond," Stoney Creek News (2012)
  • "A Gift From Above," Hamilton Magazine (2012)
  • "Stoney Creek's rising art star," CHCH News (shown at 6pm & 11pm) (2012)
  • "Stoney Creek teen's art hangs with Van Gogh at National Gallery," CBC News, Arts & Entertainment (2012)
  • "10 Art Prodigies You Should Know," HuffPost Arts & Culture, Huffington Post, New York (2012)
  • "Prodigy Artist Shoots for the Stars," Hamilton.Openfile.ca (2011)
  • "Josh Tiessen: Showcasing God's Creation," Full Circle, Crossroads Television (2011)
  • "Young Artist Garnering Admirers Throughout Art World," Stoney Creek News (2011)
  • "Inspired by Bateman: Young wildlife artist showcased at art festival," Niagara This Week (2011)
  • "Josh Tiessen Wins Prestigious Canadian Art Awards," hmm...Hamilton Men's Magazine (2011)
  • "Hamilton Life Josh Tiessen," Hamilton Life, Cable 14 (2011)
  • "Teen Artist," Signs of the Times (2010)
  • "These Teens Are Our Next Big Successes!: Josh Tiessen," hmm...Hamilton Men's Magazine (2010)
  • "Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery," SNAP Hamilton (2010)
  • "Nature provides muse for promising teen painter," Stoney Creek News (2010)
  • "Capturing God's Creation," Alliance Alive: stories for life, DVD documentary (2010)
  • "Reflecting God's Creation," CMAlliance.ca Magazine (2010)
  • "Teen artist gets advice from Canadian painter," Christian Week (2010)
  • "Local artist gives painting to MP," Stoney Creek News (2009)
  • "Urban Cut: Joshua Paul Tiessen" Cable 14, originally aired in Hamilton (2008)
  • "Young artist's works inspired by his travels around the world," Burlington Post (2007)
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