June 2023 exhibition link
Thomas Paquette (b. 1958, Minneapolis) Early influences were met on the walls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where van Gogh, Bonnard, Inness, Moran, and a host of other artists were seen and absorbed into his pantheon of admired artists. His penchant for travel also formed early. Family trips that spanned many weeks from coast to coast, developed in his late teens and twenties into several months-long solo vagabonding trips via rail and hitch-hiking, which only expanded his thirst for adventures in geography.
Paquette eventually graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Painting from Bemidji State University when he was twenty-six. He has painted full-time since receiving his MFA degree in Painting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville three years later, which he attended on full graduate fellowship. He is the recipient of awards and honors including artist residencies at the American Academy in Rome, at the Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange (Greece), and at three U.S. national parks (Acadia, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain). He was awarded a three-year residency-fellowship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, in Miami. Paquette completed commissioned works for public and corporate collections including Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Queen Mary II, and the States of Minnesota, Montana, Maine. His paintings have been selected to hang in nineteen U.S. embassies on five continents, including the cities of Rome, Brussels (NATO permanent collection), Athens, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Taipei, and Santiago. Paquette has lectured about his work in museums and universities across the country as well as those in Greece, Wales, and England.
Paquette's landscape paintings have been featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions in museums and prominent galleries in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Minneapolis. In 2014-2015, an exhibition of his wilderness paintings, "On Nature's Terms," traveled to art museums in California, New York and Indiana (the Wildling Art Museum, Quick Center for the Arts, and Evansville Museum of Art and Science). Other solo museum exhibitions of his paintings were mounted at Erie Art Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, The Rockwell Museum, and Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Paquette's solo museum exhibition, "America's River Re-Explored – Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf" traveled from the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in 2018, to Watermark Art Center, and the Dubuque Museum of Art in 2019. His work is represented by T. H. Brennen Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ; Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, MN; and Meibohm Fine Arts in East Aurora, NY.
Nature is both teacher and subject as I paint. Earth’s landscapes are formed by the play of forces such as geology, weather, biology and time. The resulting scenes and the forces that formed them are transliterated by the interplay of the many colors and layers that are “grown” on my canvases over time. Taking example from nature, I have learned to allow paintings to grow in unforeseen ways, sometimes changing from a depiction of daytime to evening, or field to forest, all on the same canvas, sometimes over the course of many years, not unlike the succession over time of a lake to a field to a forest. A painting’s evolution might be buried beneath the surface in layers like so many geologic strata, but these “hidden histories” are also plainly embodied in the painting, in the same way the history of a tree or of a nation is revealed in its current form.
I feel my best paintings are complete when, usually after evolving through many sessions of painting, it seems to have simply “happened” of its own accord and to have its own life force. This is as well as I can describe it. I first recognized that force when as a young child I stood fixated before Van Gogh’s Olive Trees at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. I have never forgotten that.
It’s important for us to see the world alive – to see its essential, creative force – which can help repair all sorts of ills; and sometimes painting is a bridge to that perception. One can also use the curious traveler’s eyes to see this, as I wrote a while ago:
Travel is the distance we need from ourselves to see the world anew. Sometimes this requires a plane ticket, and other times, all that is needed is a changed point of view. My work is the result of travels both far and near; my paintings are talismans brought to my studio from those new horizons.
1988- MFA Painting, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, full fellowship.
1985- BFA Painting, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, summa cum laude.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2023- June 10-July 15, solo exhibition, "Nature as Muse", Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY.
2022- October 5-29, solo exhibition, opening reception Saturday, October 4 from 1:00-4:00pm, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2021-May 5-29, small exhibition of tiny oil paintings, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. October 23 - November 27, "Thomas Paquette: From the North", opening reception Saturday, October 23, from 12-5pm, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. October 25, one-day seminar, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN.
2020- February 24-March 28, solo exhibition, "From the Surface: Paintings by Thomas Paquette", at the James K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, IL, with Opening Reception Friday, February 25, 5:00-6:30pm follwed by a talk at 8:00pm the same evening. April 25-May 30, solo exhibition, "Near Horizons", Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, with the Opening Reception Saturday, April 25, from 2:00-5:00pm.
2019- Ending July 28, solo exhibition, the 15-month run of "America's River Re-Explored", Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, "River Re-Explored: Paintings by Thomas Paquette of the Mississippi from Itasca to the Delta", (one artist). September 6 - 28, exhibition, "Defined by Water", Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (one artist), Opening Reception Friday, Septmber 6, from 5-7pm. Videographer William Wallace III created a short documentary video on Thomas' work for WPSU public television in State College, PA, click on link to see it on Facebook.
2018- Traveling Exhibition, April 20-August 26, "America’s River Re-Explored: Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf", featuring paintings from a three-year endeavor of travels up and down the 2,300-mile length of the Mississippi River, from its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, then onto Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN, September 7-October 31, 2018 and then the Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, February-June, 2019, and you can view his latest Gallery Walk & Talk video "America's River Re-explored" here.
2016- September 14-October 11, exhibition, solo show, "Itinerant Views", 30 works of oil and gouache paintings, Thiel College's Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery, Greenville, PA, followed by an informal gallery talk by the artist Thomas Paquette to students and anyone who shows up at the closing reception on Tuesday, October 11 at 3pm.
2015- Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY. Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2014- Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure, NY. Wildling Art Museum, Solvang, CA.
2013- Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2012- Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2011- Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2010- Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY. Windham Fine Art, Windham, NY.
2009- Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME.
2008- Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2007- Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA. Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA.
2006- Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2005- Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME.
2004- Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.
2003- Jameson Gallery, Portland, ME. Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN.
2002- Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT.
2001- Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA. Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME.
2000- Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN. Southern Illinois University Museum, Edwardsville, IL. American Academy in Rome, Italy (studio exhibition).
1998- Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN.
1997- Maine State Capitol, Augusta, ME.
1996- Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY.
1994- Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME.
1993- University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2023- February 17-21, some of Tom's paintings along with others from the Gross McCleaf Gallery will be presented at the "Palm Beach Art Fair" in the Contemporary Focus section (Booth 1200), Palm Beach, FL. April 22-May 27, group exhibition, "Concerning the Spiritual in the Landscape", at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and Tom will be there from 1-3pm on Saturday, May 6, for the artists’ reception. June 10-July 15, group show, "Present", the second show to help celebrate the gallery's 50th anniversary wich includes Thomas' oil on linen painting "Wandering Waters", 32" x 22", Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. June 30-?, "Artists & Inspiration in the Wild", from their permanent collection to include Thomas' oil on linen painting "Field Day, Adirondacks", 16" x 24", Adirondack Experience on Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
2022- June 19-August 14, "86th National Mid-Year Exhibition", painting "Wilderness Falls" shown, Butler Institute of American Art. November 4-December 23, group invitational exhibition, "The Brinton 101", three small paintings included "Highland Haze", "Wilderness Falls II", "Slice of Daylight", The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY.
2021- Through June, juried art exhibit, "98th Annual Nicole and Harry Martin Spring 2021 Show", painting shown "Fishing Reverie" from Paquette's traveling Mississippi River exhibition on display at the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. July 18-September 5, juried group exhibition, "Annual National Juried Exhibition", one painting shown "Ironwood Trail", oil on linen, 46" x 72", Butler Institute of American Art. October 23-November 27, two-person exhibit, "Massey / Paquette", Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2020- May 29-June 20, small group show, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. November 7-December 21, Invitational Exhibition, "The Brinton 101", Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY.
2019- January 12 - February 16, group exhibition, "Dusk to Dawn: Group exhibition featuring nocturne inspired images", Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY. November 8-December 20, Two-person Show, "The Enduring Landscape: Thomas Paquette & Mikel Wintermantel", Tri-County Arts Council Art Gallery, 110 W. State St., Olean, NY.
2018- October 4 - 28, five-artist show, "People, Places, Things", Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. November 9-December 17, group show, "The Brinton 101", Brinton Museum, WY.
2017- June 25-July 16, exhibited, group show, "Resting Place: The American Landscape", nine paintings shown, Main Gallery, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY. July 30, at noon, Tom will give a presentation about painting wilderness areas and the Mississippi River at Wild America Nature Festival which is hosted by Panama Rocks Scenic Park and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.
2016- U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania for the painting "Between Voyages" (36" x 46", oil on linen) where it will be on display for the duration of Ambassador Anne Hall's tenure there. October 21-January 8, 2017, group show, "As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch", New Britain Museum of American Art Museum, New Britain, CT. September 10-October 16, exhibition, group show, "4th Annual Small Works Show", in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery of The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY.
2014- Arcadia Contemporary, New York, New York, "Summer Selections", The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY, "Small Works".
2012- U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon. U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan. U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana.
2011- Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, "The Raging Red and the Mighty Mississippi".
2010- U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.
2009- D. Wigmore Fine Arts, New York, NY, "Adirondack Art Today". U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, Congo.
2008- Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY, "Visions of the Susquehanna" Exhibition traveled also to: Governor's Residence, Harrisburg, PA, 2007; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD, 2007; Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, 2006; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2006.
2007- Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA, "Picturing Wilderness". Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, "American Arcadia". U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador.
2005- Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, "Two Artists/Multiple Views" (two-artist show). U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.
2004- Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA "Along the Lincoln Highway".
2003- The American Institute, Taipei, Taiwan. U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2002- Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, "Defining a Collection: Recent Art Acquisitions". Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, "Recent Acquisitions". U.S. Embassy in St. Petersburg, Russia, "Natural America". U.S. Embassy (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria.
2000- U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy (7 paintings selected).
1999- Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, "The Joy of Collecting Art in Maine". L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME, "Looking at Katahdin".
1998- U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, "The History of Oil Sketching in Maine".
1997- Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS (and traveling), "Buildings and Landscapes".
1995- U.S. Embassy in N'Djmena, Chad.
1991- Bass Museum of Art , Miami Beach, FL, "Three Fellows (of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts)".
1990- Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL "Art in Miami Collections". Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL "Contemporaries in our Midst" (Fellows of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts).
2012- Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.
2011- Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
2006- American Artists Abroad, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Athens.
2005- Special Opportunity Stipend, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
2004- Artist Residency, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME.
2000- Visiting Artist Residency, American Academy in Rome, Italy - paintings from this residency.
1999- Artist Residency, USM/Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange, Greece - paintings from this residency. Visiting Artist, Plymouth University, Exeter, England. Visiting Artist, University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales.
1998- Travel Grant, John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund, Cambridge, ME.
1997- Artist-in-Residence, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, CA.
1994- Artist-in-Residence, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME.
1993- Artist-in-Residence, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO. Shep Forest Fellowship, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY.
1989-1991- CAVA Fellowship and Residency, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Miami Beach, FL.
1985- Full Graduate Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
2015- International Center for Watercolor, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY. Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN.
2014- Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure, NY. University Club of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. Wildling Art Museum, Solvang, CA.
2012- Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
2008- Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA. St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN.
2007- Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.
2006- Veria Public Library, Veria, Greece. American University, Athens, Greece.
2004- Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.
2001- Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA.
1999- Plymouth University, Exeter, England. University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales. Glamorgan Centre for Art, Cardiff, Wales.
1993- University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.
1990- Miami Dade College, Miami, FL.
Selected Public Art & Commissions:
2003- Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line.
1999- College of Technology, Montana State University.
1998- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN -- Four large paintings.
1996- Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN -- 6-1/2 by 32 feet painting.
1991- Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN -- 4 x 8 foot painting.
1990- Centennial State Office Building, St. Paul, MN -- 5 x 11 foot painting.
Corporate and Public Collections: Acadia National Park Museum; Adirondack Museum; Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp Arthur Andersen & Company; Beach Museum of Art; Bank of America L.L. Bean; The Brinton Museum Carlson School of Management; Cigna Museum; Colby College; Commerce Bancshares; Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers; Cunard Lines – Queen Mary II; Erie Art Museum; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Fidelity Investments; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; Holland America Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP; Ministry of Economics, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Minnesota Historical Society Mint Museum of Art; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts New; Britain Museum of American Art PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center; Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance; Portland Museum of Art; Wildling Art Museum, Solvang, CA; Rockwell Museum; Rocky Mountain National Park Museum; Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History; St. Bonaventure University Permanent Collection, Allegany, NY; Southern Illinois University Museum; SPX Corporation; State of Maine, Percent-for-Art collections; State of Minnesota, Percent-for-Art collections; State of Montana, Percent for Art collection; TD Banknorth Thomson Financial; U.S. Department of State [Loans to U.S. Embassies in Ottawa, Canada, Moscow, Russia; Amman, Jordan; Georgetown, Guyana; Brazzaville, Congo; Havana, Cuba; Athens, Greece –twice; Taipei, Taiwan; Vienna, Austria; St Petersburg, Russia; Rome, Italy; Santiago, Chile; San Salvador, El Salvador; Riga, Latvia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; N’Djamena, Chad; Vilnius, Lithuania]; U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies permanent collections: Brussels NATO, Belgium and Libreville, Gabon; U.S.T., Inc; UNUM Susquehanna Heritage Region, Susquehanna Art Collection, Wrightsville, PA; Wells Fargo Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Western Illinois University; Yosemite National Park Museum; Permanent collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art collection, for “Clinton Bridge Study” , and a larger canvas (from 2019 exhibition there) “Cross Traffic, Dubuque”, was purchased by one of the museum’s board members with the intention of eventually donating it to DuMA’s collection, Dubuque, IA; Two small paintings in the Permanent Collection of Principia College, Elsah, IL; Permanent Collection of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN for the oil painting "Alma's Buena Vista", 40"x 60"; a large painting puchased by Erie Insurance, Erie, PA; Collection of the Georgia Museum of Art, "Reckoning After the Flood", oil on linen, 40" x 48"; and the artist donated a series of large paintings to his undergraduate Alma Mater, Bemidji State University for their new 'Permanent Art Collection', Bemidji, MN.
2022- American Art Collector, "Thomas Paquette: Light's Last Reach", October issue.
2021- International Artist, "A Road Leading Many Places", Pgs. 44-49, October/November issue, 2021. American Art Collector, "Thomas Paquette: Seeing Nature", Pgs. 90-91, November issue, 2021.
2019- Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, article "On, By, and Over the Water", painting featured titled "Cross Traffic", September/October issue, 2019.
2018-2015- Katie Carter, “A conversation with painter Thomas Paquette” (live interview broadcast on NPR affiliates) KBXE-FM [Bemidji, MN], 7 Sep 2018. Moran, Jay, “Artist carries his work and its message to a wide audience” (studio interview with Morning Edition host) WBFO-FM NPR affiliate, [Buffalo, NY], 5 Sep 2018. Sheridan, Brian R, “Mississippi and More. Thomas Paquette of Warren has his own style.” (feature article) Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine [Erie Times-News, Erie, PA], Aug 29, 2018, pp 74-78. Kane, Kelly, “Beaches and Coastlines.” (article) Plein Air Magazine, [Boca Raton, FL], Aug-Sep 2018. O’Hern, John, “Atmospheric Lands.” (feature article with four reproductions) American Art Collector [Scottsdale, AZ], Sep 2018. Parker, Charley, “America's River Re-Explored.” (article) LinesAndColors.com, [Philadelphia, PA], 2 Jul 2018. Hulsey, John, “What might happen? Thomas Paquette's river Odyssey.” (article) The Artist's Road, [www.theartistsroad.net], Apr 2018. Klinkenberg, Dean, “Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River.” (interview) Mississippi Valley Traveler, [mississippivalleytraveler.com], Apr 2018. Curtis, Judith A, “Prelude to an Odyssey.” (exhibition catalogue essay) America's River Re-Explored, [Eyeful Press, Warren, PA], Apr 2018. Rose, Rebecca, “A river runs through them.” (cover story, review) Santa Maria Sun [Santa Maria, CA], Feb 21, 2018. 2017-2015- Hall, Anne, “United States Embassy Vilnius." (catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC] July 2017. Kuntz, Melissa, “VACI’s ‘Resting Place’ reminds us that ‘this country, regardless of its struggles, is home” (review) Chautauquan Daily, [Chautauqua, NY], 7 Jul 2017. Jereb, Adrianna, “Resting Place: Artists keep eyes on horizon in Strohl landscape show” (feature) Chautauquan Daily, [Chautauqua, NY], 4 Jul 2017. Moran, Jay, “Artist remains committed to cherished landscapes” (studio interview with Morning Edition host) WBFO-FM NPR affiliate, [Buffalo, NY], 20 Feb 2017. French, Katherine, As We See It: The collection of Gail and Ernst Von Metzsch (book) New Britain Museum of American Art, [New Britain, CT], Oct 2016. Pinchot, Joe, “Landscape painting 'essential' in modern age.” (feature article on "Thomas Paquette: Itinerant Views") Sharon Herald, [Sharon, PA], 8 Sep 2016. Abbe, Mary, “The parks that art built.” (feature on Groveland solo exhibition) Minneapolis Star Tribune, [Minneapolis, MN], 14 Jun 2016. Gross, Stacey, “Spanning the globe: Paquette's work sees the world through Art in Embassies program.” (review) Times Observer, [Warren, PA], 17 Dec 2016. Sitler, Jon, “Paquette's new works in Moscow and Philadelphia.” (feature) Times Observer, [Warren, PA], 24 Sep 2015. Schuster, Kenneth, 2015 Small Works Show (catalogue) The Brinton Museum, [Big Horn, WY], 12 Sep 2015. Soppelsa, Robert, United States Embassy in Moscow collection (catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC], Jul 2015. Soppelsa, Robert, Libreville (catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC], Sep 2015. Harper Buchanan, K, “Touching on Water.” (catalogue essay) Touching on Water, [Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY], Jan 2015. Merkle, Karen Rene, “Tip of Erie's Treasure Trove.” (review) Erie Times-News, [Erie, PA], 30 April 2015. Carlson, Jeffrey, “Necessity for Life & Artist's Inspiration.” (review) Fine Art Connoisseur / Fine Art Today, [Boynton Beach, FL], 29 Jan 2015. ArtDaily.org. "Touching on Water at the Rockwell Museum" (article) ArtDaily.com, Internet Art Magazine. [USA], 26 Jan 2015. WENY TV News. "Celebrating Nature" (interview/The Rockwell Museum) WENY HDTV News, [Horseheads, NY.], 26 Jan 2015.
2014-2004- Moran, Jay, “On Nature's Terms” (interview news segment) WBFO-FM, NPR affiliate, [Buffalo, NY], 6 Nov 2014. Mondi, Annelies, “On Nature's Terms” (catalogue essay) On Nature's Terms, [Wildling Museum, Evansville Museum, Quick Center for the Arts], Jan 2015. Merkle, Karen Rene, “Celebrating Nature.” (feature – Showcase section) Erie Times-News, [Erie, PA], 13 Nov 2014. Parker, Charley, “Thomas Paquette – On Nature's Terms.” (review) LinesAndColors.com [Philadelphia, PA],15 Jan 2014. Sager, Kate Day, “Warren artist featured in wilderness galleries.” (feature) Bradford Era, [Bradford, PA], 30 Aug 2014. Sager, Kate Day, “SBU celebrates Wilderness Act with Warren man's art.” (feature) Olean Times Herald, [Olean, NY], 31 Aug 2014. Shen, Catherine, “Thomas Paquette's Paintings at the Wildling" Inside the Santa Ynez Valley Magazine, [Los Olivos, CA], Summer 2014. Woodard, Josef, “The Art and Challenge of Keeping it Wild – Paquette at the Wildling Museum.” (review) Santa Barbara News-Press, [Santa Barbara, CA], 21 Feb 2014. Parker, Charley, “Thomas Paquette - Souvenir.” (review) LinesAndColors.com [Philadelphia, PA], 11 Feb 2013. Interview “Our Town: Warren.” (PBS focus on Warren, PA) WPSU Public Television, [State College, PA], Broadcast 17 Oct, 2013. Hardt, Hon. Brent D., “United States Embassy Georgetown." (catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC], Jan 2012. O’Hern, John, “Thomas Paquette: The Conserved Maine Landscape.” (preview) American Art Collector, [Scottsdale, AZ], Jun 2011. Hulsey, John, “Voices of Experience: A Video Interview with Thomas Paquette.” (Skype interview) TheAristsRoad.net, [Lawrence, KS], Mar 2011. Tanguy, Sarah, “United States Embassy in Athens - Greece." (catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC], Sept 2011. Abbe, Mary, “The Substance of Light.” (preview) Minneapolis Star Tribune, [Minneapolis, MN], 28 Nov 2010. Roselle, Jim, “Seeing the Trees Exhibition.” (radio interview) WJTN Radio, [Jamestown, NY], 17 July 2010. Soliwoda, Mary, “In the Artist's Studio: with Thomas Paquette.” (interview) Windham Fine Arts, [Windham, NY], Feb 2010. Wells, Dean, “Artist’s work to show in Catskills and Aspen.” (news) Warren Times Observer, [Warren, PA], 6 Dec 2009. McAvoy, Suzette, “Capturing the Color of Light” (feature) Maine Home+Design, [Portland, ME], August 2009. Eastham, Hon. Alan, "United States Embassy in Brazzaville." (catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC], April 2009. Molarsky, Mona, “Adirondack Art Today” (review) ARTnews, [New York, NY], May 2009. Thill, Mary, “Exhibition of Contemporary Adirondack Masters” (review) Adirondack Alamanack, [Lake Placid, NY], 5 April 2009. Parker, Charley, “Thomas Paquette - Update.” (review) LinesAndColor.com, [Philadelphia, PA], 18 Sep 2008. Glazer, Hon.Charles, "United States Embassy, San Salvador." (exhibition catalogue) Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Department of State, 2008. Little, Carl, “In Residence.” (feature) Island Journal, [Rockland, ME], 2008. O’Hern, John, “Coming of Spring.” (feature) American Art Collector, [Scottsdale, AZ], Mar 2008. Ernest, Dagney C., “Of Land and Hand.” (preview) Courier Gazette, [Rockland, ME], 4 Oct 2007. Mansfield, Sally E., “Thomas Paquette - Gouaches.” (book essay) Eyeful Press, [Warren, PA], Jan 2007. Rose, Joshua, “American Arcadia.” (feature) American Art Collector, [Scottsdale, AZ], Mar 2007. Parker, Charley, “Thomas Paquette.” (review) LinesAndColor.com. [Philadelphia, PA], 13 Mar 2007. Dearinger, David, “Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings by American Masters.” (traveling exhibition catalogue) Lancaster Museum of Art, [Lancaster, PA], Sept 2006. Gensheimer, Lisa, “Snowshoe Heaven.” (review of book) Erie Times, [Erie, PA], 14 Dec 2006. Kontaraki, Despina, “Art is a global language.” (feature) Apogevmatini, [Athens, Greece], 27 Jan 2006. Barka, Fotini, “The gallery of the American Ambassador.” (feature) Eleftheriotypia, [Athens, Greece], 27 Jan 2006. Rose, Joshua, “Thomas Paquette: A…Perfect Mix of Structure and Theory.” (feature) American Art Collector, [Scottsdale, AZ], Aug 2006. Zafeiriadou, Martina, “Art, the Best Ambassador.” (feature) Eleutheros Typos (Free Press), [Athens, Greece], 27 Jan 2006. Mayo, Marcia, ed., “United States Embassy, Athens.” (exhibition catalogue) Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, [Washington, DC], 2006. Katkowski, Rob, “Is the Landscape Contemporary?” (transcribed interview) Shop Talk, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2005. Edwards, John, “Route 66.” (review) Erie Times, [Erie, PA], December 2004. Hoffman, Tim, “Art Theft.” (news) Free Press, [University of Southern Maine, ME], 7 Sep 2004. O’Hern, John, “Traversed Lands.” (exhibition catalogue essay) Erie Art Museum, [Erie, PA], Oct 2004. Shaw, Kurt, “Landmark exhibit documents historic Lincoln Highway.” (review) Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 14 Mar 2004. Thomas, Mary, “Historic Lincoln Highway drives exhibition of painting, photography.” (review) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4 Mar 2004.
2003-1992- Isaacson, Philip, “At Jameson Gallery, pure poetry on canvas.” (review) Maine Sunday Telegram, [Portland ME], 12 Oct 2003. Beem, Edgar, “The Portland Show.” (exhibition catalogue essay) Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME, Sept 2002. Gannon, Victoria, “Resonant Views.” (review) Casco Bay Weekly, Portland, ME, 17 Oct 2002. Lesser, Ann, “Thomas Paquette: The Land Observed.” (arts feature) Warren Times Observer, Warren, PA, April 2002. Tipton, Elyse, “Come to MAMA: Maine Artists at Maine Audubon Signature Artist.” (feature) Habitat, Falmouth, ME, Sept 2002. Wells, Dean, “Thomas Paquette: The World of Naturalism.” (cover story feature) Artefakt Magazine, Buffalo, NY, PA, Sept 2002. Zurn, Jon, Thomas Paquette: The Land Observed, (exhibition catalogue) Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA, April 2002. Bannon, Anthony, "Nine Artists ... on 'Nature'” (review) Chautauquan Daily, [Chautauqua, NY], 21 July 2001. Baxter, Kathleen, "On View" (featured exhibition at Georgia Museum of Art) American Artist, [New York, NY], Sept 2001. Bloodgood, J., Vibrant Excursions: Paintings by Thomas Paquette (exhibition catalogue essay) Georgia Museum of Art, [Athens, GA], July 2001. Bussiere, Gregory, “New Directions in the Visual Arts: Thomas Paquette.” (documentary video) and Visser, R., Maine Public Broadcasting, (broadcast March and August 2001). Hammes, Mary J., “An exhibit that takes you traveling.” (review) Athens Banner Herald, [Athens, Georgia], 2 August 2001. Harlow, Doug, “Painting Recovered.” (news) Morning Sentinel, [Waterville, ME], 27 Feb 2001. Harlow, Doug, “Police investigate art theft at Colby.” (news) Morning Sentinel, [Waterville, ME], 22 Jan 2001. LaPage, Will, “Nature 'Speaks' -- Exploring the Inspiration of Public Parklands.” (feature) Legacy, [Ft. Collins, CO], Sept/Oct 2001 (part 1) and Nov/Dec 2001 (part 2). Abbe, Mary, “Gardens of the Mind.” (review) Minneapolis Star Tribune, [Minneapolis, MN], 2 Jun 2000. Beem, Edgar A., “Nine from the Nineties.” (art feature) Maine Times, [Bangor, Maine], 3 Feb 2000. Dobbs, Jeff, “Katahdin: Mountain for the People.” (documentary video) Maine Public Broadcasting, Broadcast date: 18 March 2000. Harrison, Helen, “Intimate Landscapes.” (solo exhibition review) New York Times, 3 December 2000. Holmes, James, “U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Riga, Latvia.” (catalogue) U.S. Department of State, April 2000. Little, Carl, “Art, at Your Fingertips.” (feature) Maine Times, [Portland, ME], 9 Nov 2000. Pfeiffer, Kit, “Approaching the greatest mountain, carefully.” (feature) Maine Times, 27 Jan 2000. Wilmot, Paula, “New Art a Must-See at MSU.” (feature) Great Falls Tribune, 12 Oct 2000. Isaacson, Philip, “The joyful side of collecting has never been easier to appreciate.” (review) Maine Sunday Telegram, 1 Aug 1999. McLean, Genetta, “Carried Away: The Joy of Collecting Art in Maine.” (exhibition catalogue) Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, 11 June – 8 Aug 1999. O’Leary, John, Maine Light. (exhibition catalogue) Art in Embassies Program, Department of State, Washington, DC. 1999. Greenleaf, Ken, “Closer look at familiar penchant for painting outdoors.” (review) Maine Sunday Telegram, [Portland, ME], 4 Oct 1998. Zevitas, S., ed., New American Paintings, (book) Open Studios Press, [Wellesley, MA], 1998. News interview “Collioure and Painting.” (television news segment) Channel 2 News [France], (broadcast 21 May 1998). Hanlon, Sara, “A community collection: Central Lakes College makes great work available to all.” (feature) Lake Country Journal, [Brainerd, MN], Sept/Oct 1997. Little, Carl and Skolnick, Arnold, [cover & inside], Art of the Maine Islands (book) Downeast Books, [Camden, ME], 1997, “Art in the National Parks.” (featured artwork with story) Orion Magazine [Great Barrington, MA], Spring 1997. Lapin, Mary Beth, “The art of moving paint around.” (feature) Casco Bay Weekly, [Portland, ME], 5 Dec 1996. McCorkle, Henry, “An Eye on Art.” (radio show feature) WPKM FM, [Scarborough, ME], 20 Nov 1996. Isaacson, Philip, “At Round Top, big things come in little Paquettes.” (review) Maine Sunday Telegram, 27 Aug 1995. Greenleaf, Ken, “ ‘Essential Landscapes’ show painter’s colors.” (review) Maine Sunday Telegram, 10 April 1994. Sprunt-Tate, H., “Paquette at Maine Coast Artists: two ways to preserve the landscape.” (review) Maine Times, [Portland, ME], 22 April 1994. Fleming, Lee, “Paquette at Mahler.” (review) Washington Post, [Washington, DC], 2 Oct 1993. Isaacson, Philip, “Paintings show Maine to New York gallery crowd.” (review) Maine Sunday Telegram, 4 July 1993. Shaughnessy, M., “The Transforming View: Paintings by Thomas Paquette.” (exhibition essay) University of Southern Maine, [Portland, ME], Oct 1993. Welzenbach, M., “Landscapes of light and shadow.” (review) Washington Post, [Washington, DC], 11 July 1992.
1991-Prior- Damian, Carol, “Contemporaries in Our Midst.” (exhibition catalogue) Bass Museum, [Miami Beach, FL], 2 May 1991. Kohen, Helen, “Contemporaries in Our Midst.” (review) Miami Herald, [Miami, FL], 12 May 1991. Tuyl, Laura Van, “Miami spotlights new painters.” (feature) Christian Science Monitor, [Boston, MA], 19 May 1991. News interview “South Beach.” (television documentary spotlighting Miami Beach’s burgeoning cultural and arts scene.) Public Broadcasting Service, (broadcast 7 Feb 1991). Cohen, Mark A., “Art in Corporate Collections” (exhibition catalogue) North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL. 4 May 1990. Kohen, Helen, “Pair of exhibitions at Bass Museum doesn’t add up to a whole lot.” (review) Miami Herald, 17 May 1990, [“The show is salvaged by the more finely tuned works of Thomas Paquette...”]. Phillips, Lisa, “Contemporaries in Our Midst.” (exhibition catalogue) Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL. 17 May 1990. Kane, Cheryl, “Artists’ residency may be a dream come true.” (feature) Miami Today, [Miami FL], 10 May 1989. Meadows, Gail, “Artists at the heart of the cultural community.” (feature) Miami Herald, 8 May 1989. Levinson, Joan, “Art St. Louis III.” (review) The Riverfront Times, [St. Louis, MO], 21 Oct 1987. Interview “Art in Perspective.” (television art show interview) Cencom I and II, (broadcast 14 Apr 1988) [St. Louis, MO]. Garver, Thomas H., “Rockford and Vicinity Exhibition” (exhibition catalogue) Rockford Art Museum, [Rockford, IL], 18 Jan 1986. Nicholai, Daniel, “No velvet paintings here.” (feature) Twin Cities Reader, [Minneapolis, MN], 13 Aug 1986.
Artist’s Website: thomaspaquette.com
For additional information on this artist or for other possible examples of his works, please visit the AskArt link
(Source: Biographical information supplied by permission from the artist, and his personal website)