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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.


Feminism: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that touch on my ideas about feminism.

Writers’ group

2018 . 07 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

painting of a woman's back


One of the lessons I learned at a writers’ group had nothing to do with words.


Painting babies / Peindre des bébés

2018 . 07 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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I don’t have babies; I paint them. Je n’ai pas d’enfants; je peins des enfants.


Artists who work for universities are very different from artists who don’t.

2018 . 07 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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Hurt feelings and happy ones. That’s what the statement caused.


The tip of the iceberg / Le sommet de l’iceberg

2018 . 03 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

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Painting a polar bear and focusing on positivity. Peindre un ours polaire et se concentrer sur la positivité.


American ritual / Rituel américain

2018 . 03 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

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I’m tired of living in fear. Je n’ai pas envie d’avoir peur tout le temps.


The mistranslation of the Little Prince / L’erreur de traduction chez le Petit Prince

2018 . 02 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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One word changes everything. Un mot change tout.


Someone left their hand on my lap. Does anyone know who it belongs to?

2018 . 02 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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It was a faint tickle on the skin over my ribs. The touch itself was innocent enough, but I was in a darkened movie theater, and a stranger had just sat down next to me.


My complicated rainbow heart / Mon cœur en arc-en-ciel compliqué

2018 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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A video about pretty things and difficult ones too. Une vidéo qui parle de belles choses et de choses plus difficiles aussi.


All art is political. / Tout art est politique.

2018 . 01 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

dog painting by Gwenn Seemel


This video explains why. Cette vidéo explique pourquoi.


Painting the naïveté of men / Peindre la naïveté des hommes

2017 . 12 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Anita Hill painting by Gwenn Seemel


A portrait of Anita Hill as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Un portrait d’Anita Hill comme Dorothy dans Le Magicien d’Oz.


A PechaKucha talk on queer art and Christian supremacy

2017 . 12 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel speaking in Lambertville


Originally presented in Lambertville, New Jersey, I recorded this version of my talk at my studio to share with my Internet community.


The point of activism

2017 . 12 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

light switch


Perfection doesn’t help anyone.

[version française]


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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