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April. 2017 - ARTEXPO NY

New landscape work showing at the Mason Fine Art booth 177.



Jan. 2017 - COMMISSIONS!

2016 was a banner year for commissions. 2017 is starting with a new commission right off the bat. A collector in New York has asked me to paint his favorite cluster of trees located outside his father-in-law's seaside window overlooking the ocean. This challenging subject was a real treat to work on.


"Tre alberi a Buona Terra", 2017, oil/canvas, 24x36".

 

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Pergola show invitation card, April 2016 : 7 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777

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Dec. 2015, Marchessault now represented in New York City (Chelsea) by Littlejohn Contemporary.

New Yorkers and visitors can now see the artist's work at 547 West 27th St. (2nd Floor), NY, NY. tel. +1 203-451-505. And also at their 2nd location at 21 South Ave, New Canaan, CT. Show of new work in NY in January 2016 and also in New Canaan CT in Feburary 2016.

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Marchessault books now available for purchase online. http://www.blurb.com/b/6976473-robert-marchessault

 

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SOFA - Chicago 2015, Thursday November 5 - Sunday November 8
Marchessaults will be available at the Foster White Galleries booth. One of Chicago's longest continually running art fairs returns to Navy Pier, displaying a variety of Sculptures, Objects and Functional Art (that's why it's called SOFA).  Now in its 22nd year, SOFA CHICAGO is the must attend art fair of the year, attracting more than 35,000 collectors, museum groups, curators, and art patrons from around the globe to view museum-quality works of art from 70+ galleries. SOFA CHICAGO recently placed #7 in the USA Today Reader’s Choice 10 Best Art Events, after a nationwide competition.


 

OCT 5, 2015. Giller Prize Short List Announced at Marchessault Exhibition in Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto. Lots of celebs. Lots of buzz!


Rick Mercer from CBC announces the finalists for the 2015 Giller Prize surrounded by Marchessault paintings!

 

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January 2016: Marchessault will be represented in Florida again at the Gallerie de Bellefeuille booth at the ART Palm Beach art fair.

 

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Gallery installation shot from Marchessault exhibition at Bau Xi Galleries Vancouver, October 2014.

 

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Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2014 Marchessault Exhibition June 5-26, 2014: Marchessault will present new works at a solo exhibition in Seattle at Foster White Gallery. The paintings represent a year of work. The gallery has represented Marchessault in the Northwestern USA since 2005.

 

Green Art
Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots, by E. Ashley Rooney and Margery Goldberg, 2014

Book: Marchessault is featured as an artist in this book by E. Ashley Rooney and Margery Goldberg.

Green Art: Trees Leaves and Roots

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (February 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764345486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764345487

Description: Trees come in many forms and are shaped by a huge variety of climatic and human forces. This makes them iconic vehicles for expressing human conditions and allows for commentary on deep ecology. Artists have always been arboreal fans; some artists look at trees and see them as canvases for their particular vision. Others may decide to replicate them in their favorite medium, whether it is ceramics, fabrics, paint or glass. They combine, redesign, and transform their materials into art that changes the way we perceive the world. Their creations grab our attention and give us a promise of renewal and beauty; their work with trees, roots, and leaves creates magic and mystery for us to delight in. In this striking collection, 106 international, twenty-first century artists portray their world in sculpture, glass, paint, clay, wood and other contemporary mediums, displayed in over 500 images. As Dr. Seuss suggests in The Lorax, they, Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

 

Gendel-Bay
Marchessault painting makes appearance in the NBC TV series Hannibal.
Gendel Bay
20x60", oil/panel, was featured in Hannibal season 3.

 

 

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Gallerie de Bellefeuille, 1367 Greene Avenue, Montreal

August 24 - Sept. 10, 2013: Marchessault will present new works at a solo exhibition in Montreal at Gallerie de Bellefeuille. The paintings have been created over the last 12 months. The gallery has represented Marchessault in Quebec since 2002. A small catalogue is available.

 

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May 2013: Marchessault will be represented in California at the Tanner Hill Gallery booth at the artMRKT San Francisco 2013 located in the Fort Mason Center-Festival Pavilion, (May 16-19).

 

Hossack GalleryArt 13 London

January 2013: Marchessault will be represented exclusively in London and the UK by the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. An initial crate of paintings will be delivered in time for her booth at ART 13 London. www.r-h-g.co.uk/

 

Bau-Xi Gallery

Exhibition Opening - Feb 9, 2013, Bau-Xi Galleries, 340 Dundas St. W., Toronto. Marchessault has been represented in Toronto and Vancouver by the galleries since 1988. The new show will present new paintings from 2012-2013.

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2015 - For the eighth year in a row, Marchessault was represented at the Toronto International Art Fair. His works could be seen at the Gallerie de Bellefeuille and Bau-Xi Galleries booths.

McLarry Fine Art: Marchessault Exhibition,Oct. 8th, 2010. Here's a video (above) of the show in situ.

Building wrapped in huge enlargement of Marchessault painting. Read more at the blog: http://robert-marchessault.blogspot.com/2011/06/avendale.html

 

 

Teresa Cullen and Robert
                                  Marchessault at the MacLaren Art
                                  Centre

Teresa Cullen and Robert Marchessault at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON. Their work (click to enlarge) is highlighted in a new show, Found in Translation: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection (Sept - Nov. 2012).

A Marchessault painting titled "Kalkasa" is part of the set design for some of the opening scenes in the movie "The Big Year", 2011, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.

 

Marchessault at Mosaic Museum

Oct. 2011. Marchessault visits Mosaic Museum and other sites in Istanbul, and later in Izmir Province, Turkey. Always open to new artistic ideas even from very very old sources!

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A Marchessault painting features in the movie LOVE HAPPENS, staring Jenifer Aniston and Aron Eckhart. Without spoiling the story; about mid-way through the movie the male lead character is looking behind paintings to find something.  It ends up behind a Marchessault painting.

Eleganza Book Cover

Now available at blurb.com the 2011 catalogue of current paintings by the artist. Click this image for afull preview of the catalogue contents.

Marchessault has played guitar since childhood and performed publiclyin Quebec from 1974 - 76 as part of an indie rock band that toured the Province. He never lost his love ofmusic and continues to play guitar and support musicians in his region (mostly jazz). In 2009he co-produced "Live At Fitzy's" a CD by the Joe Huron Trio featuring top Jazz musicians from the Toronto scene,including Lorne Lofsky, Bill McBirnie, Richard Underhill, Jeff Jones, Bob Linvingston and Pat LaBarbera.

Lize At Fitzy's

(Photos above: Marchessault in 1975 and 2012, Cover of Lize At Fitzy's - 2009).

 


Marchessault received an email from Stacey Roman Fine Arts in LA seeking information on my current prices in order to appraise (for insurance purposes) a painting of mine purchased by the actor Martin Short. The email contained a photo of the work. It was interesting to see the piece in the actor's home. The painting is titled "Tree and Clouds" 24x50 Inches.

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Robert Marchessault will be represented at Art Chicago by Tanner Hill Galleries. The booth will feature new paintings. In April 2012 his work is featured at the Tanner Hill booth at the Dallas Art Fair.

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                              the Hopi Lands AZ

The artist on the Second Mesa of the Hopi Lands, AZ, April 2011. He spent some time exploring northern Arizona looking for inspiration and recharging his visual batteries. A break from his busy studio helps keep the new paintings fresh.

Houston art
                              fair

Houston Art Fair runs Sept. 15th - 18th, 2011. Marchessault will present new paintings at the Tanner-Hill Booth.

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Morena Bacarin plays Anna in"V The Visitors".

 

Nov. 2009. A Marchessault painting appears in new hit TV sci fi series V The Visitors. The 2008 oil on panel titled "Nuncio" (24 x 68 inches) is shown in episode two in the the living room of Morris Chestnut played by Ryan Nichols.

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Nuncio, 2008, oil/panel 24 x 68 appears in episode 2 of V The Visitors (SOLD)

 

Hidden Gates, Paintings from 2009 is now available for purchase at Blurb.com. The hardcover book features selected work from the artist's studio produced in 2009. There is also an essay by the artist. You may preview the book in hi-resolution full screen mode at the Blurb web site.

The book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice features work by Marchessault in the book and on the back cover. The book can be purchased through Amazon at this link. Or from the author Mitchell Albala at his web site.

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Printed catalogue "Hozo" from the Marchessault exhibition in Montreal available from Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal.

Escarpment

Escarpment 1993, oil, 36"x102", collection of The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery.

The Canadian Cultural Properties Review Board determined that the 1993 Marchessault painting ("Escarpment" oil 40x120 inches, irregular shape) meets the criteria of section 11 of the Cultural Properties Export and Import Act - "outstanding significance and national importance". This painting was donated to the permanent collection of the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery. This is Marchessault's second painting donated under this designation; the other painting is in the collection of the MacLaren Art Centre.

Read the transcript of a 2008 interview between Marchessault and Sandra Fraser (curator at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario).

Tiaf no 6

For the sixth year in a row Marchessault paintings will be presented at the Toronto International Art Fair. You can find his work at the Bau-Xi Gallery and Gallerie de Bellefeuille booths.

 

Harvest of Light

"Harvest of Light" is a new book about Marchessault's paintings from 2007 - 2008. It will accompany his upcoming shows in Toronto (Feb 2009), Seattle (June 2009) and Vancouver (Nov 2009). You can order a copy of "Harvest of Light" online. Click here to preview/order your copy.

2008: Les Éditions du Boréal, 4447, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal has purchased the right to use a 2008 painting by Marchessault (SND Again, 30x30 oil/panel) for the cover of a new book of poetry by Hélène Monette. To be published in the fall of 2008, the book is titled - Thérèse Pour Joie et Orchrestre.

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2007: One of Marchessault's large paintings features prominently during the first 10 minutes of the film Shattered. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Gerard Butler, Emma Karwandy, Desiree Zurowski. Directed by: Mike Barker , Produced by: Pierce Brosnan, Mel Gibson, Beau St. Clair. Over the last 10 years many of Marchessault's paintings have appeared in over 9 feature films and many TV dramas.

Canadian House and Home - The Artist File by Betty Anne Jordan covered Robert Marchessault in it's May 2006 issue on pages 92 - 94. Click the images to see the pages enlarged.

Marchessault in Tuscany

Marchessault travelled in Italy in the fall of 2007 (Tuscany, Venice, Florence, Rome). A series of new paintings were created based on trees seen there.

Teresa Cullen
                      in New Mexico

Robert Marchessault is married to the painter Teresa Cullen with whom he has collaborated on several recent projects. Teresa was an artist in residence and a fellow at the Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, NM in2004.

 

Peter Robertson Gallery Edmonton

Marchessault continues to paint and exhibit nationally and internationally producing several exhibitions a year. His work is avidly collected and can be found world wide in many respected collections. The main galleries that represent his work are located in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Seattle and Santa Fe.