Artwork / 2022

painting of a white bear sitting on an ice floe, polar bear artwork in acrylic on canvas pair of white swans, romantic painting by New Jersey artist Gwenn Seemel portrait miniature painted in acrylic Golden Retriever custom art squirrel clinging to a rainbow painted by Lambertville artist Gwenn Seemel intersex inclusive progress pride flag rabbit with pansexual flag heart, meme illustration by Gwenn Seemel intersex inclusive progress pride flag tiger with pansexual flag heart, meme illustration by Gwenn Seemel intersex inclusive progress pride flag fish for Shad Fest by Lambertville artist Gwenn Seemel rainbow iris eyeball, “I see color” meme art brightly colored beautiful food art showing beet root vegetables and greens, artwork by Gwenn Seemel child portrait miniature painted by Lambertville artist Gwenn Seemel colorful acrylic painting of a black dog by Gwenn Seemel tri-colored bumble bee insect art in acrylic by Gwenn Seemel

This year, I moved away from the conservative New Jersey shore village where I lived for six years and settled in a small progressive town that’s been a haven for Halloween-lovers and creative types for generations. I love how Lambertville is already changing my art and my state of mind!

Oxford University Press book and Cornell University Press book with Gwenn Seemel’s art
two books with Gwenn Seemel’s art

In March, my art was published in two books. My flaming portrait of Trump from 2017—a painting that represents a turning point in my art practice—became the cover of Larry Jacobs’ book Democracy under Fire, released by Oxford University Press. Eleven of my paintings appear in Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta’s The Future We Need, published by Cornell University Press.

photo by Jay Garrison of Lambertville.Life
photo by Jay Garrison of Lambertville.Life

In April, the Belgian filmmaker Aline Magrez came to Lambertville with her crew to interview me for her upcoming documentary about how the work of biologist Joan Roughgarden has helped many to understand queerness in a new way. Since my book Crime Against Nature is based largely on Dr. Roughgarden’s research, Aline wanted to talk with me about the process of making science more accessible through art. The film will be out sometime next year, but for more about the project go here.