About: Author and Creator of Crime Against Nature: a book and fine art series which exposes the true diversity of natural behaviors. With a collection of colorful paintings of animals, Seemel breaks from her exclusive commitment to the genre of portraiture to reveal a very personal struggle and to connect it with the struggle of all those who are marginalized by society’s myths about gender.
Bio: Seemel is a full-time artist who writes and creates videos in English and in French for her award-winning blog about her work, portraiture, the business of art, free culture, feminism, and her struggle with endometriosis. She is the recipient of grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Celebration Foundation, the Haven Foundation, Change Inc, and Artists’ Fellowship Inc. Her work has been written about by the prominent portraiture scholar Dr. Richard Brilliant and it is in the collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. www.gwennseemel.com