Kim Leutwyler

Kim Leutwyler

Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Kim Leutwyler

Born in America, Sydney-based Kim Leutwyler migrated to Australia in 2012. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia and drawing. Kim holds concurrent bachelor degrees in Studio and Art History from Arizona State University, and additionally graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Painting and Drawing degree.

Kim’s current work takes its form in paintings dealing with images of beauty, gender and Queer-identity. She has come to focus on painting as a medium because of its primarily masculine history in the western art canon. Her artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries and museums throughout Australia and the United States.

Some of Leutwyler's recent accolades include being selected as a finalist in the Archibald, Sulman and Black Swan Art Prizes, as well as the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2008-2009
Painting and Drawing, Chicago, IL

Arizona State University (studied abroad at University of Auckland, New Zealand) 2002- 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Art. Katherine K. Herberger, College of Fine Arts, Tempe, AZ
Major: Art History
Major: Studio Art with emphasis in printmaking
* Concurrent degrees

Exhibitions

2020
Pride Art, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, AU
WOMXN: Queer Portraits, Nanda Hobbs Gallery, Sydney, AU (solo)
The Creator and the Muse, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA
Storytellers, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Looking Up, Looking Forward, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA
Archibald Prize Tour, Regional Art Museums and Galleries, AU

2019
Bridgette McNab x Kim Leutwyler, Bluethumb, Melbourne, AU
Painting the Figure Now, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, USA
Seeing Red, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Art of the Nude, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA
The Figure in Art, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA
PINK BITS, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne, AU
World Pride: Arcus Pride Art Exhibition, Sydney, AU
Archibald Prize Tour, Regional Art Museums and Galleries, Australia

2018
NSFW, BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy, AU
We, the people who live for the Beautiful, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi, AU
Ephemeral, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
40 Years of Queer Art: Rebellion and Subversion, Comber St Studios, AU
Archibald Prize Tour, Regional Art Museums and Galleries, AU

2017
No Woman is an Island, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, AU
Virtual Connections, No.1 Martin Place Mezzanine, Sydney, AU
Queer Art Prize Judges Exhibit, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, AU

2016
Trailblazing Women of Herstory, Neospace, Melbourne, AU
Meridian, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, AU (Feature Artist)
Archibald Prize Tour, Regional Art Museums and Galleries, AU

2015
The Other Art Fair, aMBUSH Project Space, Sydney, AU
Home Free: A Midsumma Exhibition, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, AU

2014
Artfuly: A Digital Discovery, Zigi's Art Gallery, Sydney, AU
The Comfort Zone, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, AU
Inquisitarium, Art @1 Spring Street, Melbourne, AU

Prizes

2020
Archibald Prize finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU
Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, AU

2019
Archibald Prize finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU
Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, AU
Naked and Nude Art Prize, Friends of Manning Regional Gallery, AU
The Lester Prize Salon des Refusés semi-finalist, Perth, AU
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize semi-finalist, Sydney, AU

2018
Black Swan Prize finalist, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, AU
the churchie national emerging art prize finalist, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, AU
Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, AU
Stanthorpe Art Prize finalist, Stanthorpe Gallery, Stanthorpe, AU
Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award finalist, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, AU
Bluethumb Art Prize finalist, Bluethumb HQ Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Winner - Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Art, AU

2017
Archibald Prize finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU
Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, AU
Sulman Prize finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU
Bluethumb Art Prize finalist, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Cliftons Art Prize, People’s Choice Award, Sydney, AU

2016
Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, AU
Winner - Midsumma Visual Arts Cover, Melbourne, AU
John Copes Portrait Prize finalist, Bowral Art Gallery, Bowral, AU
Spoon x Ello Finalist, featured in SPOON Magazine, USA

2015
Archibald Prize finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU
Jerry’s Artarama Self Portrait Finalist, USA