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Robert Marchessault

Born: Montreal, Quebec, 1953
Price range: $2300-12,000

Robert Marchessault was born in Montreal in 1953. His early years (until 1969) were spent in the USA, (Philadelphia and Syracuse, NY). In the late 1960s his family relocated to France before returning to Canada in 1970 where he completed his fine arts studies at Concordia University (Montreal). He married the Canadian painter Teresa Cullen in 1977 and the couple settled in Toronto. There they painted professionally from a downtown studio until building a country studio in 1983 near Owen Sound, ON. In 1997 Marchessault completed a Master of Arts at the University of Toronto and the couple subsequently relocated and built two new studios close to Barrie, ON where they currently reside and work.

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, Santa Fe, Ottawa and NewYork.

Education

1997 M.A. (mémoire / thesis), Institut ontarien d’études en sciences pédagogiques de l’Université de Toronto / Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

1978 B.F.A. (Studio), Université Concordia / Concordia University, Montréal

1975 Visual Art Diploma, Dawson College, Montréal


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Foster White Galleries, Seattle

2016 Littlejohn Contemporary, Chelsea, NY

2016 McLarry Fine Art, (April Featured Artist) Santa Fe, NM

2015 Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2012 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Galerie de Bellefeille, Montreal

2011 McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Tanner Hill Gallery, Chatenooga, TN

2cted Solo Exhibitions 010 Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto

Galerie de Bellefeille, Montreal

Tanner Hill Galleries, Atlanta, GA

McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009 Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

Foster White Galleries, Seattle, WA

Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2008 Galerie de Bellefeille, Montreal

Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2007 Gallery 225, Santa Fe, NM

Galerie de Bellefeille, Montreal

2006 Foster White Galleries, Seattle, WA

Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2005 Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Gail harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2003 Michael Gibson Gallery, London

Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

2002 Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

Gail Harvey, Los Angeles

2001 Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Gail Harvey Gallery, Los Angeles

2000 Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

1999 Gail Harvey Gallery, Los Angeles

Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1998 Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

1996 Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1996 Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, Terre Neuve / Nfld

Gotlands Konstmuseum, Suède/Sweden

1995 Université de Toronto / University of Toronto, Justina Barnicke Gallery

1994 Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1991 Galerie de l’Université de Waterloo / University of Waterloo Art Gallery

1986 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto

1981 Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal

Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario

Gallery Brant, Oakville, Ontario

1980 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto

1979 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, (Bau-Xi Booth & Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)

2013 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Oct 10-13, Tanner Hill Gallery booth.

ART 13 LONDON, UK, Rebecca Hossack Galleries booth.

AAF, Affrordable Art Fairs, UK & USA, Rebecca Hossack Galleries booth.

artMRKT 2013, San Francisco, CA, Tanner Hill Gallery booth.

2012 Found in Translation: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, curated by Jennifer Withrow.

Toronto International Art Fair, (Bau-Xi Booth & Gallerie de Bellefeuille Booth)2011 Dallas Art Fair, TX

Robert Marchessault, Tanner Hill Galleries, Chattanooga, TN

Houston Art Fair, TX

Art Chicago, IL

Stewart Galleries, Boise, ID

Tanner Hill Galleries, Chattanooga, TN

Visions from the East, Cumberland Galleries, Nashville, TN

2010 Art 2010, Galerie de Bellefeuille,

Montréal Toronto International Art Fair

Unite with Art, Maynard’s Auction House, Vancouver, BC

2009 Arboreal, Durham Public Art Gallery, Durham, ON

Art With Heart, Casey House, Toronto

Nature, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2008 Big Canvas, Wallace Galleries, Calgary Alberta

Art with Heart, Casey House, Toronto

2007 Art 2007, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

Toronto International Art Fair

Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, Florida

Toronto International Art Fair

Paysages/Landscapes, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

The Art of Nature, (in conjunction with the Green Living Show),

Exhibition Place,Toronto

Josef Bernhard & Robert Marchessault, 2 Person Show,

Gail Harvey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006 Art 2006, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

Toronto International Art Fair 2005 Art Chicago 2005, Chicago, IL

Toronto International Art Fair

Art 2005, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

Art 2004, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

2004 Toronto International Art Fair

Art 2004, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

2003 Toronto International Art Fair

PASTA Group Exhibition, Palm Springs CA, Merrill Lynch Buiulding.

The Artist Voice in Landscape - Group Show at McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM,

Else Chapman, Donna Clair, Joyce Dant, Linda Glover Gooch, Peter Hagen, Robert Marchessault

2002 Toronto International Art Fair

Nouvelle représentation / New Represantation, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

Social Consciousness in Canadian Art, Hart House, Université de Toronto / University of Toronto

Three Painters in the Mojave, Desert Museum, Palm Springs, Californie / California

2001 A Room With A View, Michael Gibson, London, Ontario

2000 Faculty Exhibition - Georgian College, Helen and Arch Brown Centre for the Arts,

2000 Bugs, Bau Xi allery, Toronto

1998 Faculty Exhibition - Georgian College, Helen and Arch Brown Centre for the Arts, Barrie, Ontario

Working Drawings, Finished Works, Bau Xi Gallery Toronto

1997 Georgian College Design & Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario

Lumières de Paris, Toronto

1996 Destinations, Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Oh! Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1995 Contemporary Landscapes, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

Hawksbridge & Marchessault, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

1993 Kanada - Gotland ‘93, Gotland’s Konstmuseum, Suède/Sweden

Landscape Painters, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto

1992 Facutly Exhibition, Georgian College School of Design & Visual Arts, Owen Sound & Barrie, Ontario

Two Escarpments, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Onatrio, FGK Gallery, Visby, Suède/Sweden, Gotland’s Konstmuseum, Gotland, Suède/ Sweden

Canadian Artists At Brucebo, Gotland’s Konstmuseum, Gotland, Suède/ Sweden

1991 Political Landscapes No. 2, Sacred & Secular Sites, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, The Ojibway Cultural Centre, Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Red, White and Black, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

Urban Refugees, The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, The Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario

1990 Artists And The Environment, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

ViewPoints, MacDonald Stewart Gallery, Guelph, Ontario

Notes From Eden, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

1989 Political Landscapes, No. 1, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, The Royal Canadian Academy, Toronto

1988 Landscapes On Paper, Gadasty Gallery, Toronto

1987 Flowers, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto

1986 Hagan, Hartman, Cullen & Marchessault, Gadasty Gallery

1983-84 Faculty Exhibitions, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

1982 Faculty Exhibition, Sherdian College, Oakville, Ontario

Group Of Painters, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

Group Painting Show, Robert McLauglin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

1979 Cullen & Marchessault, Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

1978-79 Juried Group Exhibition, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario

1978 CONSTAT, Musée du Québec, Ville de Québec

Four Person Exhibition, Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal


Collections

Canada Council, Art Bank Hart House, University of Toronto, University of Montreal, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, The Irving Collection, Halifax Xerox, Canada Royal Bank, The Financial Post, Princess Margaret Hospital, McLean Hunter, Imperial Oil, Nissan Canada, Deloitte, Haskins & Sels, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Ernst & Young, Superior Propane, Hewlett Packard, Brucebo Foundation, Sweden Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Bell Canada, Whistler Resorts, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Random Access Multimedia, Trimark Funds Inc., Random Access Multimedia - Toronto, Ascona Management Inc., Esso Resources, Hudson’s Bay Co., Atari, Sun Life Lee Co., Canada Packers, Granit Club, Toronto, Ontario Medical Association, General Electric, Canada MDS Laboratories, Dean Witter, New York Ward Beck Hotel Inter-Continental, Marathon Realty Co. Ltd., OMERS Descon Rothchilds, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Templeton Management, Gerling Global Life Ins. Co,. Windrush Corp., LYV Steel, Cleveland, Canada Life Assurance Co., Toyota Canada, MacLean Forstrom & Jackson, Polygon, TransAlta, Catalysis Group, Adalstein Brown, TRCF Productions, Big Firm II Productions Ltd


Grants and distinctions

2000 Conseil du Canada / Canada Council.

1999 Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

Artiste en résidence – Parc national Joshua Tree, Californie / Artist in residence - Joshua Tree Ntl. Park, California

1997 Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

1995 Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

1994 Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

1993 Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

Institut suédois / Swedish Institute

1992 Fondation Brucebo, Suède / Brucebo Foundation, Sweden

1990 Fondation Canada-Scandinavie / Canadian Scandinavian Foundation

1981, 87, 90 Conseil des arts de l’Ontario / Ontario Arts Council

1978 Elizabeth T. Greenshields

Catalogues

2004 Robert Marchessault - New Paintings, Catalogue d’exposition / Exhibition, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal

2003 Ephemeros, Paintings by Robert Marchessault, 16 pages

1997 MEEHAM, Brian, The Illusion of Silence, pour exposition individuelle à la Bau Xi Gallery / for a solo exhibition at Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto.

1995 WENGER, Rhona, Configurations, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

1992 ÖDIN, Hanne, Kanadensiskt, Brucebo Stipendiater från Kanada 1972-92, Gotland’s Konstmuseum, Suède/ Sweden

1992 MARCHESSAULT, Robert Two Escarpments, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

1991 HOGBIN, Stephen & Blake DEBASSIGE, Political Landscapes No. 2, Sacred And Secular Sites, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

MARCHESSAULT, Robert, Red White & Black, The Tom Tomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

1990 ANDREAE, Janice, Notes From Eden, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

Art Gallery Exhibitions Catalogue, Université de Waterloo / University of Waterloo

1989 HOGBIN, Stephen, Political Landscapes No.1, The Saugeen Press.

1981 ELDER, Allen, Robert Marchessault, Landscapes 1978 - 1981, The Burlington Cultural Centre


Video Productions

1995 Georgian College, Let’s Talk, 15 minutes.

1994 Georgian College, The Great Lakes Insitute Of Marine Technology, 10 minutes.

1993 Umberwood Creative Media, John Boyle The Canadologist, 28 minutes.

Umberwood Creative Media, The Ceramic Sculpture of Jim Thomson, 28 minutes.

1992 Umberwood Creative Media, Two Chairs, performance par/by Judy Lowry, 10 minutes.

Umberwood Creative Media, Winter Studio, 18 minutes.

The Toronto Cultural Affairs Dept. Public Art At MetroCentre, 53 minutes.

The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada and The Dept. of Chemistry at McGill University, Attack Of The Cellulose Degrading Enzymes, 3 minutes.

Georgian College, The Morse Code, 30 minutes.

The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Georgian Bay, Bluewater Visions, 30 minutes.

1991 Georgian College, Six Printmakers, 30 minutes.

Georgian College, Allen Smutylo, Printmaker, 28 minutes.

1990 Georgian College, Notes From Eden, 30 minutes.

1989 Georgian College, Harold Klunder, The Owen Sound Self Portrait, 28 minutes.

1987 Georgian College, John Miecznikowski, A Portrait In Bronze, 40 minutes.

1986 The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, The Painted Room, 15 minutes.


Curatorial Works

1992-93 Two Escarpments, exposition d’échange entre FGK artist’s co-op gallery (Gotland, Suède) et la Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery / exchange exhibit between FGK artist’s co-op gallery, Gotland, Sweden and The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery.

1992 Canadian Artists At Brucebo, 20 Years, Gotland Konstmuseum, Suède / Sweden

1991 Urban Refugees, exposition de groupe à la John B. Aird Gallery (Walter’s Falls, Ontario) / group show, John B. Aird Gallery, Walter’s Falls, Ontario.

Red, White & Black, exposition Portfolio `91 à la Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery / The Portfolio ‘91 exhibtion at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery.

1989 Notes From Eden, Gender & Landscape, co-currator at The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery.


Public Presentations

2001 Artist Presentation on Own Work, Art a La Carte, Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.

1999 CyberExam - a First Look, This is IT’99, College Boreal, Sudbury, Ontario.

1998 Adapting Gantt Charts For A New Online Course Interface, League for Innovation Conference, Miami.

Museum Web Sites and Art Education, ICTE ‘98 Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1997 Skunkworks, creating a team to push multimedia design, IT’97, Niagara College, Ontario.

Cooperative Multimedia Development, ECOO’97, Toronto.

1996 Open Learning at The Maricopa Colleges and Georgian College, College Association for Language and Literacy, CALL ‘96.

Searching Strategies Using the WWW, Michener Institute.

The visual arts & the influence of the WWW. Guest Lecture, Ontario College of Art, Toronto.

1995 Multimedia Games, A Paradigm For Learning, Instructional Technology Conference, St. Lawrence College.

1993 Radio Gotland, “Gotland Right Now”, 18 septembre 1993.

Painting As A Career, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery.

1992 ECOO ‘92, 13th Annual Confrence, DeskTop Video Production Using A Video Toaster .

1991 Vision & Invention, University of Waterloo.

Urban Refugees, John B. Aird Gallery.

Red White & Black March 10, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery

1991, Radio Interview re. Urban Refugees CBC 740 Toronto.

1981, 82, 85, 91 Interviews sur/on Radio Canada.

1998 “Museum WebSites and Art Education”, The Fifteenth International Conference on technology and Education (Proceedings), University of Texas at Arlington, p. 291-293.

1994 “Art Capital Of The American Southwest”, Art Bulletin, no. 59, vol. 11, octobre 1994, p. 23.

1993 “The Brucebo Atelier On Gotland”, Art Bulletin, aout/septembre 1993.


Jury

2000 Annual Juried Open Competion, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

1999 Fine Arts Scholarship Exhibition, Georgian College & McLaren Art Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario.

1995 Fine Arts Scholarship Show, Georgian College, Owen Sound, Ontario.

1989 Chi Cheemaun Exhibition, Owen Sound, Ontario.


Reviews & Mentions

BOUCHARD, Gilbert A. “Old Trees may be steeped in symbolism, but they exist only in artist’s imagination”, Edmonton Journal, May 27, 2005

BOUCHARD, Gilbert A. “Marchessault lets viewer fill in details”, Edmonton Journal, July 18, 2003, page E6

Elizabeth Greenshields Grantees News, Volume 8, Issue 2, Oct. 9, 2003, p.4 & 8.

PARKINSON, Tess, Scene Magazine, April 17, 2003, pg. 24, Stillness prevails at Michael Gibson Gallery, by

BOUCHARD Gilbert A. “Marchessault lets viewer fill in details”, Edmonton Journal, July 18, 2003, p E6

LINIIMAA, Saara, Elizabeth Greenshields Grantees News, vol. 8, Issue 2, Oct. 9, 2003, p.4, 8

GRAHAM, Adam, “Painting With PASTA” Desert Sun, Palm Springs, August 29, 2001

DUFFY, Jeane, “Master Painters of the World”, International Artist, Dec/Jan 2001, issue 16, p 120

“Robert Marchessault - Visions From The Fast Lane”, What’s Hanging, Brentwood, California, Feb 2001, p 87.

“Gallery exposes 2000 bugs”, Toronto Star, 6 janvier 2000, p. G5.

DAULT, Gary Michael, “Gallery Going - 2000 Bugs at the Bau-Xi”, Globe & Mail, 8 janvier 2000, p. R10.

Public, no. 18, Public Access, University of Toronto

COULSON, Sandra, “Lost in Landscapes”, London Free Press, 18 avril 1999, p. D1.

HANNA, Deirdre, ” Working drawings produce finished works”, Now Magazine, 7 août, 1998.

HANNA, Deirdre “Nuclear terror drives timely landscapes”, Now Magazine, 4 septembre 1997, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 87.

Art Bulletin, no. 61 vol.12, fevrier-mars 1995, p. 26

KÖRNER, Helene, “Dandka keramiker, kanadensiska målare och ryska fotografer”, Gotlands Allenda, 18 septembre 1993, p. Kultur 10.

“What’s On”, Toronto Star, 13 mai 1993, p. W8, tableau reproduit / reproduction of painting Duckweed & Beaverpond.

NILSSON, Stina L., “Klintar - i Kanada och på Gotland”, Gotlands Tidningar, 23 septembre 1992, p. Kultur 12.

BAXTER, Mary, “Exhibition Combines Two Worlds”, Sun Times, Owen Sound, 12 septembre 1992.

“Ett nöte som fortsätter att bära frukt”, Gotlands Tidningar, 1er août 1992.

“Brucebo stipendiat 20 - årsjubilerar”, Gotlands Allehanda, 1er août 1992, p. Kultur 11,

HOGBIN, Stephen A History Of Interventions, 1991, The Ginger Press, p. 17.

TAYLOR, Kate, “Art About”, The Globe & Mail, 12 avril 1991.

ALGIE, Jim, “Video Art Offers Link”, Sun Times, Owen Sound, 2 fevrier 1991.

“Robert Marchessault ... Back Road ...”, London Magazine, octobre 1991, p. 86.

REYNOLDS, Shanon, “Visions and Inventions”, Imprint Magazine, 11 janvier 1991.

GILLESPIE, James, “Works Represent Diverse Origins Of Artists”, The Durham Chronicle, Durham, 8 mai 1991, p. A3.

ALGIE, Jim, “Artist Expresses Language Of The Land”, Sun Times, Owen Sound, 2 fevrier 1991.

HANNA, Deirdre, “Winds Of Change”, Now Magazine, Toronto, 7 juin, 1990, p 142.

ALGIE, Jim, “Chatsworth Artist…”, Sun Times, Owen Sound, 7 juin 1990.

ALGIE, Jim, “Exhibition Touches On Contemporary Life”, Sun Times, Owen Sound, 20 avril 1990.

JOHNSON, Eric, “Toronto’s Easle Belt” Concordia University Magazine, septembre 1979