Artwork / 2016

2016 was my first full year in New Jersey. Though most of it was spent in Surf City, in my studio which is just a block from the ocean, I did travel some. In July, I made it back to Oregon for a conference to promote Cory Huff’s How to Sell Your Art Online, a book which features my career as an example.

Gwenn Seemel at an opening for Crime Against Nature in Belgium
photo by PointCulture Liège

In October, I flew to Belgium for an exhibition of my 2012 series Crime Against Nature. The whole adventure was organized and funded by a creative team in Liège who had made thoughtful and hilarious performance art about the queer intersection of science and culture.

Gwenn Seemel on the Redbubble Blog
screenshot of Redbubble Blog

My marketing expertise was recognized in interviews with Your Creative Push, the Redbubble Blog, and Jackson’s Art Blog as well as in a mention on 99U. This shout-out from a fellow artist made me very happy, as did an article in The SandPaper. I got a bit of French press in the form of this post on Mr Mondialisation.

“The stakes are high in this seemingly playful and light children’s book, [Crime Against Nature].”

- Editor, Mr Mondialisation, August 2016

“[Seemel’s] style is at once explosively colorful and tightly controlled—expressive faces on evocative backgrounds and pleasing shapes in elaborate settings.”

- Victoria Ford, The SandPaper, September 2016

“Seemel infuses her art with passion, color and confidence.”

- Editor, Redbubble Blog, November 2016

Gwenn Seemel’s art in Valérie Chansigaud’s book
photo by Gwenn Seemel

2016 was the year I got published in other people’s books. Not only was my career used as a model in How to Sell Your Art Online, but my art was featured in Valérie Chansigaud’s Enfant et Nature as well as in Chris Cozen’s Acrylic Color Explorations.