News and Events

Paquette painting with long exposure in new movie
January 2021

Phantom Canyon III, one of the Paquette paintings in the collection of Cunard Line’s elegant transatlantic steamship Queen Mary 2, shares a lot of screen time with Meryl Streep in Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Let Them All Talk“. The painting was shown for several minutes during seven scenes. A larger Paquette painting in the ship’s collection, Broken-Limbed Tree, is in the adjoining Windsor Suite.Article: From Canvas to Silver Screen, Local Artist’s Work Displayed in Streep, Soderbergh Film. Painting with Meryl Streep in Let Them All Talk

Recent exhibitions (for a more complete list of exhibitions, please see CV)
January 2021
Group: Selected Works. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

June 2020
Group: Here and There. EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
April- May 2020
SOLO: Near Horizons. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN / Video here.

Feb-Mar 2020
SOLO: Thomas Paquette: From the Surface. James K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, IL
Sep 2019
SOLO: Thomas Paquette: Defined by Water. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
SOLO traveling museum exhibition:
America’s River Re-Explored – Paintings of Mississippi from Source to Gulf
• Minnesota Marine Art Museum
– 2018
• Watermark Art Center – 2018
• Dubuque Museum of Art
– 2019
Videos for this exhibition:
Introduction to America’s River Re-Explored narrated by Thomas Paquette
Gallery “Walk and Talk”
at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Major painting now in Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s collection
Fall 2020
Thanks to a generous donor, a keystone painting from the solo touring 2018-2019 museum exhibition America’s River Re-Explored has just been acquired for the permanent collection of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, where the painting was first exhibited. The 40 x 60 inch oil painting Alma’s Buena Vista depicts the “good view” of the Mississippi River valley as seen from Buena Vista Park in Alma, Wisconsin.

Recent videos
Video clip shown on the 12/18/2020 episode of The Late Night Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, during an interview with actor Lucas Hedges, taken from a scene with him and Meryl Streep in Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Let Them All Talk. The full film prominently features Phantom Canyon III.
A short video wonderfully created by Stratos Media Solutions for InScale Architects about the design of my painting studio.
A very short video introducing some small works on view at the Brinton 101 exhibition in Wyoming.
A short
video introducing the paintings in my 2020 Near Horizons exhibition
in Minneapolis.
• Video: Introduction to America’s River Re-Explored
• Video: Gallery “Walk and Talk” at the opening of “America’s River Re-Explored” at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

COVID-19 exhibition/book
Cero Gallery in Longwood, FL, is creating a survey of works produced by painters in response to the pandemic.
The online project and future book is titled The Great American Paint-In. See the Paquette painting for this project here

Recent museum, state, and corporate acquisitions
In fall, 2020, Minnesota Marine Art Museum acquired Alma’s Buena Vista for their permanent collection.
Also in 2020, Erie Insurance purchased the large oil painting, Cleft [60 x 46 inches, oil on linen] for their collection.
Dubuque Museum of Art and Principia College added small oil paintings to their permanent collections in 2019 and 2020.

Fox Creek Crossing [64 x 63 inches, oil/canvas] was acquired in 2019 for the Erie Art Museum‘s permanent collection from a private collector in Miami, FL, who owned the painting since 1990, when it was first shown at the Bass Museum of Art.
In 2018, the State Department acquired the large painting, Headlands [50 x 40 inches, oil/linen] for permanent installation at the breathtaking new NATO Headquarters in Brussels. This and selected other Paquette paintings from twenty Art in Embassies exhibitions can be seen here. Headlands was created for the solo museum exhibition, On Nature’s Terms.

Recent interviews, articles and reviews [more complete bibliography here]
Thomas Paquette, WPSU public television, July 2019
Life on the Mississippi by Rochelle Belsito, American Art Collector, April 2019
A conversation with painter Thomas Paquette
by Katie Carter, KBXE-FM and Minnesota NPR affiliate stations, September 2018
Artist carries his work and its message to a wide audience by NPR Morning Edition host Jay Moran, WBFO-FM, Buffalo, NY, September 2018
The Mississippi and More. Thomas Paquette of Warren has his own style by Brian R. Sheridan, Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine, July 2018
Atmospheric Lands by John D. O’Hern, American Art Collector, September 2018
America’s River Re-Explored by Charley Parker, Lines and Colors, July 2018
What Might Happen? Thomas Paquette’s Mississippi River Odyssey by John Hulsey, The Artist’s Road, June 2018
Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River
by Dean Klinkenberg, Mississippi Valley Traveler, April 2018
More Bibliography here>