"Streams in the Wasteland": A Webinar with Josh Tiessen

  • January 26, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Pacific Standard Time

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"Streams in the Wasteland": A Webinar with Josh Tiessen


We invite you to join us for a C.S. Lewis College and C.S. Lewis Foundation webinar featuring award-winning artist Josh Tiessen.


The webinar will feature a presentation and an interview with Tiessen, along with a Q&A session with questions from our audience.


This is a virtual event using Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive an email receipt and a Zoom link for the webinar from SimpleTix. Please check your spam/junk email folder if you don't receive it shortly after registration. We will also send an email regarding optional discussion groups from Steven Elmore at the C.S. Lewis Foundation.


About Josh Tiessen

Josh Tiessen was born in 1995 in Moscow, Russia. He is an international award-winning contemporary 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, theology, and environmentalism. 

Mentored by acclaimed Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman, Tiessen has exhibited his work since 2006 in over 100 shows including the National Gallery of Canada and prestigious galleries throughout the United States. He has sold over 150 original works to private and corporate Canadian and international collectors. As a teenager, he was juried in as the youngest member of International Guild of Realism, Artists for Conservation, and Society of Animal Artists. Over 60 awards include the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, and numerous international awards. 

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. LeVine presented the emerging artist’s debut international solo exhibition, Streams in the Wasteland, in May 2019. His next solo exhibition will take place at Rehs Contemporary Gallery in Manhattan this Spring.

Appearing over 200 times in the press and media for his art and philanthropy, Tiessen is also a sought-after speaker and writer, having been published in magazines such as Christianity Today’s Ekstasis and Love Is Moving. He is the author of two art monographs books, including his latest release Streams in the Wasteland, which features paintings and written commentary inspired by Isaiah and biblical themes of creation care.

He holds a Bachelor of Religious Education in Arts, Biblical Studies, and Philosophy, and is currently studying toward a Master of Arts. In spite of early success, Tiessen humbly acknowledges that his artistic talent is a gift from God. You can learn more about him at his website.

Date & Time

Thu, Jan 26, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

CS Lewis Foundation