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


Philosophy: this category of my blog is a catch-all, and its articles and videos focus on my art theories as well as on my philosophies about life.

Painting bugs / Peindre des insectes

2018 . 01 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel


Bugs can teach us plenty. Les insectes peuvent nous apprendre plein de choses.


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]


Le but du militantisme

2017 . 12 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

interrupteur de lumiere


La perfection n’aide personne.

[English version]


The story of the goat in sheep’s clothing

2017 . 11 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

goat portrait


See me speak this December at the PechaKucha night in Lambertville, New Jersey!


Makeup tutorial / Tutoriel de maquillage

2017 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painted portrait


A tutorial not for putting it on, but for putting them off. Un tutoriel non pas pour en mettre, mais pour mettre au courant les gens.


Don’t forget / N’oubliez pas

2017 . 11 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel flower art


Many stories are told about this flower. On raconte beaucoup d’histoires à propos de cette fleur.


Me too.

2017 . 10 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Tabitha Vevers' When We Talk About Rape IV


What I learned about myself when I came across Tabitha Vevers’ art.


Self-confidence as an artist / La confiance en soi en tant qu’artiste

2017 . 10 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel art


It’s an ever-evolving thing. Cela évolue au cours d’une carrière.


Rules that aren’t laws / Des règles qui ne sont pas des lois

2017 . 09 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel


I want to get better at questioning the world. J’ai envie de questionner le monde plus souvent.


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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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