Boldly painted. Joyfully feminist.

painter Gwenn Seemel self-portrait
self-portrait by Gwenn Seemel

Hi! I’m Gwenn Seemel.


I make brightly colored paintings that are both playful and intense, and I release all my work directly into the public domain, free for use by anybody for any reason. Because of that unusual choice, I was invited to give a TEDx talk in Switzerland. My art has appeared in Newsweek as well as on the cover of an Oxford University Press book, and, in 2023, I made my film début in the Belgian documentary Queerying Nature.

mental health coloring book
Everything’s Fine, the book
You’re invited to a coloring book social!

On Thursday June 13th from 6 to 8 pm at Sojourner in Lambertville, New Jersey, I’ll be launching my new coloring book, Everything’s Fine. There will be an artist talk at 6, with coloring and cookies to follow.

More info—and a sneak peek of all the coloring pages—is here!

NJ.com video of Lambertville art by Gwenn Seemel
screenshot of NJ.com
Art can fight hate.

When a pedestrian bridge in a park near my place was overrun with hateful vandalism, I responded with art. After NJ.com and the Bucks County Beacon covered the story, the park authorities finally took action.

Read more about this artistic form of activism in this excellent NJarts.net interview.

“[This artistic intervention] was an honest attempt at visual conversation at a time when discourse is in short supply, and it was done with the wit, color and personality that characterizes all of [Seemel]’s work.”

- Tris McCall, NJarts.net, April 2024