Gwenn Seemel

French-American artist, painter, portraitist.


-—The Kirk Reeves mural—-
In July, I painted a 10 by 38 foot mural of Kirk Reeves, the street performer who passed away in 2012. The piece is on NE Grand at Lloyd in Portland, Oregon, and it was featured on KOIN and KGW as well as in this video, which filmmaker Ifanyi Bell created for Oregon Public Broadcasting.



Rosie the Riveter in a hijab

Gwenn Seemel’s Kristina 2008


-—American painting—-
The portrait pictured here is part of Apple Pie, my 2008 project about the American experience. Most of the participants in the series are first or second generation Americans, and each of their likenesses is combined with the attributes of an American icon.

-—Making news—-
BoingBoing, Scientific American, Hyperallergic, Willamette Week, The Oregonian, and State of Wonder all think my art is worth a look.




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