Joan Semmel
American , born 1932
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Super Bodies,
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
2017
SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica,
The Untitled Space
2013
Joan Semmel,
Alexander Gray Associates

Joan Semmel paints couples in coital positions and realistic portraits of female nudes in dynamic compositions, examining female sexuality and subverting the historically passive role of the female subject. Semmel began her artistic career painting Abstract Expressionist works, later turning to her trademark …

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