Josh Tiessen

About Josh Tiessen:

Born in 1995 in Moscow, Russia, Josh Tiessen is an international award-winning artist based near Toronto, Canada. As a teenager, ranked among the world’s foremost realist artists, Tiessen was juried in as the youngest member of International Guild of Realism, Artists for Conservation and Society of Animal Artists, all elite groups featuring the top nature and wildlife artists worldwide. As a young adult, 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.


Mentored by masters such as acclaimed Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman, Tiessen has exhibited his work since 2006 in over 100 exhibitions and is frequently juried into group exhibitions throughout the U.S. He has sold over 90 originals and hundreds of limited-edition giclée prints to private/corporate Canadian and i

nternational collectors.


Featured upwards to 200 times in the press (including in American Art Collector and 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. The Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery has been voted #1 Art Gallery in the region for the past five years. Plus, Tiessen has been voted #1 Best Local Artist, adding to over 60 awards and honors, including: IGOR Creative Achievement, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for artistic achievement & philanthropic work.