Artwork / Archives / 2006

Kristan Seemel portrait painted by his sister Jack Wakeland by American artist Gwenn Seemel portrait painting of a woman Andy Bryant portrait painted by Gwenn Seemel Nancy Bryant custom portrait custom artwork painting portrait in acrylic painting of a little boy portrait painting of a woman painting of a young man, portrait by Gwenn Seemel David Vanadia painting by Gwenn Seemel self-portrait Gwenn Seemel painting of the artist’s father Annie Seemel painting Josh Arseneau portrait by Gwenn Seemel Gabe Flores artwork by Gwenn Seemel portrait of a woman man with a huge beard, custom art by Gwenn Seemel dog portrait in acrylic Marc Acito painting by Portland artist Gwenn Seemel Richard Speer portrait painted by Gwenn Seemel portrait painting custom artwork portrait painting acrylic artwork portrait of a man wearing glasses

In 2006, I did something that I hadn’t done in a few years: I participated in a couple of group shows. I poked fun at some curators with my contributions to the Portland Art Centers’ Boredom: I Learned It By Watching You, and I explored my relationship with my partner in Scott Wayne Indiana’s inCLOVER.

That second theme was on my mind in 2006. By the time inCLOVER opened, I had already made my sweetheart the accidental focus of my conceptual series, Mutually Beneficial.

Marc Acito
photo courtesy of Marc Acito

“[Gwenn] works in a brushy, gestural style, exposing the anatomical structure beneath the skin, which seems to reveal a layer of vulnerability and truth.”

- Marc Acito