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Poonam, 2017, oil on canvas 9x12in.

In the latter half of 2017 I did a lot of small portraits of friends. Most have some background and making-of info as exclusive content through Patreon. Contact Janet if you’re interested in commissioning a portrait!

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“Bullshit”, 2017, oil on linen, 32x11in. Improvisational/imaginary psychedelia I worked on in January 2016, August 2016, and finished May 2017. It’s a political statement about sustainable society!

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S T A N E T, April 2017, oil on canvas, 29x32in.

Wedding Portrait!

Please support me on Patreon even a little bit, thank you.

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Art Clearance

I’ve made all shipping free for your holiday shopping. The store is full of original oil paintings at barely more than the cost of shipping, because I’m moving soon and want to get these out of storage and on walls.



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Daughters of Mercury at PSPS 8/19



I’m happy to have the opportunity to show my trans lady portrait series again:

Daughters of Mercury at PSPS

Opening: August 19, 2016 6-8pm

Exhibit: August 20-21, 2016 12-6pm (facebook) (google)

@  Prince St. Project Space 127-B Prince St. New York, NY 11225

Programming administered by:
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

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Hope to see you there!
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Pledge to my Patreon!

Support Janet Bruesselbach painting humans and other segmented tubes at patreon.com/limnrix. Get a bit of each thing I make. The size of the thing depends on total pledges per, and the first goal is $100 – I won’t make anything until I get at least that much support.

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Print Sale!


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2014, oils on canvas, 29x37in.

Daughters of Mercury (a show) is over, but there are plenty of prints and 2016 calendars available in the store! They are mostly small now, but larger are available, just contact me. I also need your support to print calendars with the second cycle of portraits for 2017. Free shipping until January.

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Daughters of Mercury, a show



Press release

Daughters of Mercury
by Janet Bruesselbach

November 11-25, 2015
Reception Wednesday, Nov 11th, 6-9p
Performance by Mya Byrne and tarot readings by Robin Scott

137 West 14th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011​

The exhibition is a selection from Daughters of Mercury, a series of full-length, large-scale oil portraits by Bruesselbach celebrating the diverse beauty of trans women. The series plays with the tropes of the female body in representational painting. The subjects collaborated with the artist and chose how to be seen, through the artist’s inventive cyborg figuration.

Featuring independent empathy games by Anna Anthropy, Jeanne Thornton, Eva Ohnoproblems, and Lydia Neon. Prints, calendars, and works by portrait subjects will be available for sale.

preview & support: daughtersofmercury.com

contact: daughtersofmercury@gmail.com

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Daughters of Mercury Indiegogo

Please support my Indiegogo campaign to extend Daughters of Mercury, before September 29. I’ve completed 18 giant paintings and want to make a second calendar and paint these 6 more diverse trans woman models I have planned. I’m continuing to offer pre-purchase of the 2017 calendar, along with 2016 calendar, as well as high-quality prints and the original paintings themselves. I’ve spent as much as the goal on the project since April and anything you can contribute toward this ambitious project and awesome subjects helps a lot. Thank you!

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Daughters of Mercury II : Granddaughters of Mercury


I painted more than 15 paintings for Daughters of Mercury, so I’m running another Kickstarter to finish with 25 portraits, make a second calendar for 2017, and make sure I can have a big, long show in NYC. Funding runs from June 23 – July 26 and I’m asking for $10k, all or nothing. Please back as much as you can. Thank you!

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Portfolio of first cycle

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