Artwork / 2012

fine art portrait of a young white woman with black curly hair teenager climbing a tree, Gwenn Seemel art pet portrait of a happy dog horse portrait by Gwenn Seemel wedding portrait painted in bright color self-portrait of a woman before surgery Gwenn Seemel self-portrait portrait of an old woman painting of a grandfather by Gwenn Seemel white cat art portrait baby portrait commissioned painting

2012 was mostly about recovering from my second surgery to treat my endometriosis and about making Crime Against Nature—both the series and the book—a reality, but, as the paintings pictured above prove, I did manage to do a portrait here and there as well.

high school students at Gwenn Seemel’s art exhibition
photo by Gwenn Seemel

On the exhibition end of things, in March I showed Apple Pie at Western Oregon University. At the end of the year, Crime Against Nature debuted at Place and was celebrated widely across the interwebs, by Hyperallergic and Boing Boing among others.

Gwenn Seemel and Gabe Flores
screenshot from CubFluffer

I was also pleased to have been interviewed by artist and curator Gabe Flores for CubFluffer about some of the ways that I am privileged. The video of our chat is here.

Techdirt Gwenn Seemel
screenshot of Techdirt

What’s more, my free culture activism was noted on both Techdirt and on OWNI—the latter representing my first bit of French press.

“My hat is off to Gwenn Seemel for embodying so well the ideals of the free culture movement!”

- Lionel Maurel, OWNI, May 2012