Artwork / 2018

2018 was a struggle emotionally because of the everyday cruelty of the Trump administration. Unlike 2017, during which my political art was mostly about the 45th President of the United States and his racism, in 2018 I tried to focus more on making commentary about issues, like global warming, gun control, and the rental housing crisis in the US.

Gwenn Seemel, artist for Make Room USA
photo by Gwenn Seemel

This last involved me going to DC to create public art for the Make Room, an advocacy group that commissioned 11 artists from across the country to represent the 11 million households that are one paycheck away from homelessness. The work was first installed throughout Washington in various locations for a few weeks and then, in October and November it was displayed at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. For more about the project, check out this video.

Gwenn Seemel speaking at a conference in Montreal
photo by the Association pour le Développement Technologique en Éducation

I was also in Montreal in May to do a talk about creativity and copyright at the 5e Colloque de l’Association pour le Développement Technologique en Éducation. There is an English language version of that lecture!