COSMOPOLITAN RAINBOW LIST
Killer to be on the Cosmo Rainbow List with some of the raddest ladies I know! Can you believe it's only been 28 yrs since the last state in Australia decriminalised being gay? Still a long way to go, let's start with marriage equality!
FRANKIE MAGAZINE AWARD FINALIST
So thrilled to be a top 6 finalist for the frankie magazine Good Stuff Awards for art!! Vote People's choice here!
BLUETHUMB ART PRIZE
I'm pleased to be one of 34 finalists in the Bluethumb Art Prize, and this painting is now available exclusively through Bluethumb Art!
20 January 2017 – 29 January 2017
No Vacancy Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, Australia 3000
You're invited to the opening night!
6pm Friday 20th January 2017
- Refreshments and nibbles provided
- Meet the artists and judges
- The winner will be announced at 7.30pm
Find out more about the prize here.
Read more about the finalists and judging here.
PORTIA GEACH ARTIST TALK
TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF HERSTORY
Trailblazing Women of Herstory is officially open! This exhibition is a collection of portraits celebrating the many women who've blazed the trail for us, and The Global Women's Project major fundraiser for 2016. My portrait of their CEO and Founder Briony MacKenzie was auctioned with proceeds supporting programs in Cambodia and Nepal.
Check it out at Neospace Gallery in Melbourne, Australia!
#14 LOTL MAGAZINE POWERLIST
I'm so thrilled to be #14 on the LOTL Magazine 2016 Powerlist! I'm honored to be listed among the likes of Senator Penny Wong, Faustina Agolley/DJ Fuzzy, Activist Sally Rugg and Olympian Michelle Heyman.
Find out more about each nominee right here.
PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FINALIST
The Portia Geach is incredibly relevant as an award that champions female artists. Even in 2016 most major museums and galleries show no more than 20% of female artists, if any at all.
Check out my exclusive interview with Bluethumb regarding being a finalist and my thoughts on the Prize.
MY FIRST DRUNK PAINTING CLASS
Had so much fun teaching my very first Drunk Painting class at Work-Shop in Sydney last week :) Drunk Painting is for EVERYONE! Total beginners, or those with painting experience… are all welcome.
The term ‘drunk painting’ is meant figuratively (although, we’ll make sure to have some cheeky drinks available to you… if desired!). It’s a state of mind. When ‘drunk painting,’ we lower our inhibitions, remove the worry of what our art looks like, and focus on having fun so that we can create a masterpiece!
Using acrylic paint as the medium, students will learn about paint application, brush-work, colour mixing and abstract painting.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Beer & Wine
Acrylic paint & palettes
Selection of brushes
WHAT TO BRING
An open mind
A willingness to leave your comfort zone behind for an evening!
The official poster for the Global Womens Project upcoming Trailblazing Women of Herstory exhibition! C a n n o t wait to be part of this absolute extravaganza of art and feminism!
From Nov 26 - Dec 10, this herstoric fundraising art exhibition will be on in #Melbourne! Get down to #neospace in Collingwood to see the most amazing array of original portraits of trailblazing women by award-winning & emerging artists.
SPOON MAGAZINE & BEAUTIFUL.BIZARRE
THIS WALL HANGING WILL SAVE-A-DOG OR TWO
In April 2016 BluethumbArt + Handkraftedco approached me to participate in a project called Created With Care. They paired a selection of Australian makers and artists to collaborate on (and donate) one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned for a charity of their choosing.
Josh Pinkus and I created a wall hanging and nominated Save-A-Dog, a charity that has saved thousands of dogs and cats since 1985. I'm happy to share that bidding ended at $1500 raised for Save-A-Dog!
Check out an interview with Josh and I discussing what it was like to collaborate.
STUDIO 10 LIVE PAINTING
Clips from my Studio 10 appearance to promote Created with Care, pairing Artists and Makers to create one of a kind pieces which are being auctioned for charity. The wall hanging that Josh Pinkus and I created was auctioned for $1500 donated to Save-A-Dog, a non-profit saving thousands of cats and dogs since 1985.
The painting from this live appearance was also auctioned for $1000 with proceeds donated to Good360, a non-profit who facilitates a way for businesses to donate brand new unsold goods to charities and Australians in need.
INTERVIEW WITH CENTRAL SYDNEY
PRESS AFTER WINNING MIDSUMMA PRIZE
Details for my upcoming Midsumma exhibition!
JANUARY 19TH - JANUARY 30TH 2016
Opening: Tues 19 Jan, 5.30pm
Exhibition: Wed-Sun, 11am - 7pm
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ON FOXEL EVENT
I created a painting in Foxtel studios during the filming of a monthly arts show called EVENT. The show explores everything that’s new in Australian music, theatre, visual arts and books. EVENT provides an up-to-date look at what’s happening around Australia in the arts world, from current shows, to festivals, exhibitions and interviews with local and touring talent.
As artist in residence I had 6 hours to paint while surrounded by amazing performances, and am featured in a few interviews throughout the show.
2016 Midsumma Guide Cover Winner
I'm so excited to have been selected as the winner of the Midsumma guide cover competition! Here's what the selection means for me:
1. $1500 prize money to be used for my art practice.
2. Feature artist in a 2016 Midsumma Festival exhibition
3. Feature article in the queer media
4. Artwork will be used as the hero image of the 2016 festival
Time to get painting for the cover and solo exhibition in Melbourne!
THE OTHER ART FAIR PRESS
My recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald regarding being selected as 1 of 75 emerging artists selected for The Other Art Fair!
PRESS FOLLOWING ARCHIBALD PRIZE FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT
Our Portraiture Picks from This Years Archibald - Pedestrian.tv
Archibald Prize 2015: first-time finalists bring new life to the contest - Sydney Morning Herald
On the Couch with Kim Leutwyler - Arts Review
Audio from my interview with Myf Warhurst and Ollie Henderson - Art Gallery of NSW
Archibald Gallery - Sydney Morning Herald
Kim Leutwyler Makes the Archibald Finals - BlueThumb
Introducing Kim Leutwyler - Hatch Limited
ARCHIBALD PRIZE FINALIST
Head over to the Art Gallery of NSW to check out my finalist entry for the 2015 Archibald Prize. The subject is a friend of mine who also happens to be an activist, designer and one of Australia's top models...Ollie Henderson.
Art Gallery of New South Wales: 18 Jul – 27 Sep 2015
The exhibition will travel to the following venues:
Ballarat Art Gallery: 2 Oct – 15 Nov 2015
New England Regional Art Museum: 20 Nov – 10 Jan 2016
Tweed River Art Gallery: 15 Jan -28 Feb 2016
Manning Regional Art Gallery: 5 March – 17 April 2016
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery: 23 April – 5 June 2016
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 11 June – 24 July 2016
DESTROYING THE FIGURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
THE OTHER ART FAIR: SEPT 10-13
I'm so honored to have been selected as 1 of 100 artists exhibiting at TOAF Sydney. The Fair is currently the UK’s largest artist led fair, and due to its on-going success, TOAF is launching in Sydney this September alongside the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair!
TOAF will feature an artist talks programme, live art performance, immersive theatre, a 'kids create' area, live music and much more.
Want to learn more? Check out the press TOAF is getting!
SAATCHI ART: JURASSIC INSPRIED COLLECTION
FEATURED ON SWEET STATION
JERRY'S ARTARAMA 2015 SELF PORTRAIT CONTEST
I'm pleased to share that I landed in the top 30 of Jerry's Artarama Self Portrait Contest! Check out the other finalists via Jerry's Artarama Facebook Page.
INTERVIEW: Grafik Jäger
One of my recent interviews has just been published on Grafik Jäger, a blog about all things design and art! In the article I discuss topics like how and when I became an artist, why I moved to painting rather than continuing print and sculpture, and wether or not my works are best described as ‘sexual’. Check it out over at Grafik Jäger!
QUEER DINOSAUR: JOURNEY AS DESTINATION
I'm creating a new series of 12 transhuman paintings and participating in an exhibit as part of Melbourne's 2015 Midsumma Festival! I recently launched a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project.
I'd like to publicly recognize and thank those who made this project a reality. Their pledges will help me to create this new series and ship two of my existing paintings to and from the exhibit in Melbourne, as well as another show here in Sydney. Thank you!
Eric Graves - Rick Sloss - Glenn Koetzner - Veronique Schepers - Beth Moorhouse - Dan Wimpelberg - Ric Leutwyler - Sue Leutwyler - Elise Leutwyler - Olivia Attwood - Beck Bowen - Gabriel McCann - George Wensley - Jesus del Valle - Tuan Tran - Elise Leutwyler - Dean Micallef - Michael Geszel - Greg Rodgers - James Hennessy - Chris Cobb - Michael Wallisch - Florentina Pergoleto - Matthew Holland - Paula Schramm - Ton Yee - Ben Moring - Michael C. Stewart - Andrew Brant - Tom Larney - Terry Boyko - Cindy Brasseur - James Vest - Nick Foden - Franklin Toan - Tracey Baglin - Robert Parry - Eric Jaccoud - Alexis Hamilton - Fletcher Gailey-Snell - Erin Chapman - Jessi Zorich - Ron Fitzherbert - Ana Vale - Dale Strickler - Kimberly M. Lowe - Ross Wilson - Genevieve Rankin - Gwendolyn Sibly - Felix Hubble - Leonie Simpson - Adriane Ruzak - Claudia Rose - Ashleigh Garrett - Alex Mollon - Kelly Bushong - Lincoln Eddy - William David Hannah - Nigel Allen - Casey Clark - Giuseppe and Marcella Pennestri - Shaz Bennett - Clarence Bates - Jeremy Gottwig - Marika Jeziorek - Katherine Pan - Juanita Finger - Aubrey Roemer - O'Brien McMahon - Aaron Michael - Rhett Chassereau - Joseph Ortega - Sara Warne - Robert Scott Button - Carl Dietz - Chef Steven Ferneding - Rashon Dickason - Knapsack Films - Cori McKenna - Jindrich Dudziak - Julian G Hicks - Alan & Thorin Thompson - Stephen Duncan - Vin Romano - Jason Leonard Scianno - The Band Famous - Tom Morgan - Joshua D. Altobelli - Michael Wilson - Masud Harouny - Martin Reese - Tully Satre - Devin E. Haqq - Stacy Aspen - Judd King - Jennifer Walker - Sharpe Suiting - Mindy Fong - Jerry Schutt - Mario Xavier - Ambika and Vikram - Eamonn Fanning - Insert Disk 2 Games - Anita Kerr - Andrea Poginy - Ben Andrews - Carlos Soya - Clint Maclean - Chase Pashkowich
OCHO: A JOURNAL OF QUEER ARTS
I'm so grateful to be featured among the many talented artists in the 32nd issue of OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts!
SELFIE FEATURED ON HYPERALLERGIC
Check out my selfie in Alicia Eler's article, "What's Your Selfie Pleasure?"
FEATURED in SAATCHI ART's Barely There: Figues and Nudes Collection
Check out "Carlhey B" amongst the talented artists selected for the collection, curated by Saatchi Art by clicking here.
MIDSUMMA EXHIBITS WERE A HIT!
Hundreds of people were in attendance at both of my Midsumma Exhibits in Melbourne last week! Art @1 Spring Street hosted ‘Inquisitarium’. The opening reception had guest speakers from Melbourne City Council, as well as Monique Thorpe, the Midsumma Festival Manager!
‘The Comfort Zone’ was hosted at Gasworks Arts Park, with live performances from the Low Rez Gay Choir and Mentalist Cath Jamison! There was booze and BBQ for attendees, as well as speeches from the Curator and Director of Gasworks!
PRESS FOR MIDSUMMA EXHIBITS
THE LIFE CREATIVE: ART HOMEWARES FEATURED
You're invited to my next exhibits in Melbourne this January, 2014! Each exhibit's mission statement is unique, but the recurring theme is LGBTQ community. Both are part of the official Midsumma lineup in Melbourne this January/February.
The 'Inquisitarium' exhibit at Art @1 Spring Street will focus on fluid themes including strife for equality, finding a sense of belonging and truly knowing oneself. At least that's how I interpret the mission statement. I'll be in attendance at the opening reception from 5p-7p, January 14th.
'The Comfort Zone' is a more open-ended collection of works by GLBTIQ artists, with an interactive ‘Wall of Sound' - a message board installation comprised of photos and cards forming a wall of positive messages about 'Equality for All'. This show is a Premier Group Exhibition in the Foyer & Angela Robarts – Bird Galleries of Gasworks Arts Park. I'm looking forward to attending the opening reception on January 16th, 6p-8p.
THANK YOU BACKERS!
A special thanks to the amazing backers of my recent Kickstarter Project, LGBTQ Aussie Fest: an artist abroad! Funding will support 3 upcoming exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne!
Sara Marsden - Tomer Garzberg - Louise Emerson - Lisa Jakobsen - Ruuster - Colin Vidal - Sara F. Dillon - Amanda Penberthy - Eamonn Fanning - Julie - Sarah Banana - Leon Bryan - Jordan Goodchild - Sam Hefford - Jeff Sweeney - Laura Rodriguez - mario-rew - Polly Morgan - Lynne Sobol - Andrew Bartels - Ron Fitzherbert - Ric Leutwyler - Angelica Roque - Clare Mitchell - Carlhey Bolz - David Wildman - Eric Graves - Claire Robinson - Kristin Lindsey - Kym Ventola - Michael Sykes - Elise Leutwyler - Michael Wallisch - James Vest - Susannah Kelly
KICKSTARTER PROJECT FEATURED IN THE PRESS!
INTERVIEW PUBLISHED: THE HAPPY HEALTHY LESBIAN
I recently had an interview with The Happy Healthy Lesbian, a site that believes all women - queer or not - deserve the opportunity to be happy an healthy despite the fact that statistically, queer women don't fare as well as straight women when it comes to health and happiness. In our interview I discuss how I remain a happy and healthy lesbian, share my lesbian role models and more! Check it out at The Happy Healthy Lesbian.
LGBTQ AUSSIE FEST: AN ARTIST ABROAD
Painting exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne, lining up with yearly LGBTQ celebrations. Become a backer and get original art & cool stuff!
I've got the paintings, I've got the shows, now I need the funds! After moving to Australia, my work caught the eye of three amazing galleries that would like to display my paintings during their yearly LGBTQ festivals. They'd also like me to display my art on cool stuff!
#CreativesRising DIGITAL EXHIBITION in NYC!
The opening is next Saturday, October 5th for the official #CreativesRising event. Find below the details for the event.
See.Me presents #CreativesRising
Saturday October 5th, 2013
6pm - Midnight
26-19 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY
After party from Midnight-2am will be hosted by Societe Perrier and Brooklyn Brewery.
Tickets issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please tell me if you’re interested in attending and I’ll put your name on the list!
THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE, See|Exhibition Space, NYC
Go see my work at a 7 week exhibit in NYC! My work will be a part of a special international exhibition this summer titled “The Story of the Creative”.
This seven week exhibition will show three images of my work within the newly installed exhibition room of the See.Me New York City gallery. The show opens on Thursday, July 25th and will run through the Tuesday September 10th.
'100 CURATORS 100 DAYS'
I've been selected for the SAATCHI Gallery's online exhibition created by top curators around the world!
For the show 100 curators from around the world each chose artists to showcase on the site for a day. The list of participants includes experts from the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Vienna Kunsthalle and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The artists were chosen from among 60,000 represented on Saatchi Online.
Check it out at:
You can also check out this New York Times article explaining more about the exhibit.
PRIDE LINKS US TOGETHER
Upcoming Artist Reception at A. Vision Chicago!
June 22nd 2012 marks the beginning of Chicago’s yearly Pride Celebration. What better way to kick off Pride Weekend than an artist reception and wine tasting amongst beautiful floral arrangements at A Vision Chicago? Stop in, try some wine and check out the work of Kim Leutwyler, a Chicago-based artist who creates large scale paintings primarily dealing with images of beauty, gender, and Queer-identity. Kim Leutwyler incorporates various facets of nature in to her work, which makes A Vision Chicago the perfect pairing for her paintings.
Mark your calendar, gather your friends and plan the trip as this opening will be an amazing way to kick off Pride Weekend. Check out avisionchicago.com for all details.
Wine Tasting and Opening Artist Reception
for Pride Links Us Together will be held on
Friday, June 22nd, 2012 from 6pm – 10pm.
The event will take place at A Vision Chicago,
910 North Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60622
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*UPDATE* This exhibit was featured on ARTslanT.
Special thanks to those who have pledged to back my Adopt-A-Painting Project! Can't wait for my paintings to have a home with you :)
James Vest - Ric Leutwyler - Kelly Bushong - Kevin Smallwood - Katherine Pan - Tom Steigerwald - Fred Benenson - Nicole Manning - Gabriel McCann - Salma Lamqddam - Dan Cline - Billy Gove - Beth Moorhouse - Brian Hastings - Kelly Long - Franklin Toan - Mike Paulucci - Samantha Zvers - Kalamac - Maria Williams - Shannon Maldonado - Gwendolyn Sibly - Kyle Coffey - Dave Kehl - Tara McMahon - Elise Leutwyler - John Marvin Rutledge - Jacob Cox - Al Lampier - Terry Briegel - Laura Shields - Courtney Ciulla - Lisa Jakobsen - Ethan Fackler - Steven Coit - Angelica M. Roque - Michael T Rubens - Amanda Kate Tosh - Elizabeth Jessee - Christine Noyes - Jaime Lee - Charles Hon - Beth Buice - Tanna Paul Orgeron - Jill Van Winkle - Paul Caciula
Michael Kohlman - Ian Gans - Dan Murphy - Jennie Hegwood - Robert Yearling - Matthew Wechter - Scarlett Evans - Eamonn Fanning - Jennifer H. Tran - Emese Gaal - Patrick Lambert - Patricia Martinez - Patrick Gallagher - Nick Foden - Nicole Cockerham - Hilary Florido - Bethany Meservey - Marketia Patterson - Ashley Christopher - Leith Tussing - Michael Wallisch - Matt Molby - Jonathan Kosakow - Samuel Rivera - Dan Raposo - Terry Boyko - Tully Satre - Kristi Blasczyk - Alex Cuevas - Stephanie Kistner - Rachel Heisler - America Melragon - Laura Tompkins Smith - Ryan Curry - Sara Marsden - Eric J. Nayden - Rachel Cook - Joey & Betty Rodriquez
This Kickstarter Adopt-a-Painting Project will provide funds for creating a new series of 12 paintings featuring Queer-identified Australian women. The new body of work will be exhibited at a local Australian gallery this year! And the best part is: My paintings are the rewards! By pledging to fund this project you are adopting an existing or new painting.
SKETCHBOOK TOURING THE WORLD
A new sketchbook of mine is now part of the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library! It will begin touring the world now, please check out in a city near you!
Here are the tour dates and locations:
Opening April 14th, 6pm - 10pm
April 15th-29th, 12-8pm
Brooklyn Art Library
103A N. 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
May 3rd, 3-7pm
May 4th-5th, 12-4pm
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
May 11th, 4-8pm
May 12th-13th, 1-5pm
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St
May 15th-16th, 3-7pm
W2 Media Cafe
111 W Hastings St.
Los Angeles, CA
May 25th (opening reception), 7-11pm
May 26th, 5-9pm
2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
June 1st - 20th, 1-5pm daily
Greater Boston Area
July 6th, 3-7pm
July 7th-8th, 12-4pm
25 Exchange Street
July 12th-14th, 1-5pm daily
538 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
July 18th, 3-7pm
July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm
July 20th-22nd, 2-6pm
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W
Aug 23rd-25th, 1-5pm daily
The Painted Bride
co-presented with InLiquid
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Aug 29th-31th, 4-8pm
Sept 1st, 1-5pm
364 Nelson St. SW
Winter Park, FL
Sept 4th-5th, 2-6pm daily
Full Sail University
3300 University Blvd.
Winter Park, FL
Sept 12th-14th, 4-8pm
Sept 15th-16th, 2-6pm
Co-Lab Project Space
613 Allen St.
Canada Water Library
co-presented with The Albany
and Southwark Council
21 Surrey Quays Rd.
Russell & Flinders Sts
At long last I have acquired the domain name PhilanthropArt.com!!
In honor of this change, PhilanthropArt is moving! It was very rewarding building my own site from scratch, but after careful consideration I realized there were many redundancies between it and kimleutwyler.com. PhilanthropArt.com now serves as a blog space only. I post monthly announcements of each month's featured non-profit organizations, as well as relevant links, events and exhibits.
TIME/SPACE EXHIBITION FEATURED ON RHIZOME
So pleased to share that my group exhibition was featured on Rhizome.org!
R&D Celebrates its one year anniversary with a special group exhibition. Contemporary theory proves that time is an elastic concept based on human perception. Humans perceive the passage of time at alternate rates during periods of high stimulation and near death experience. Time is also warped by based on one's proximity from the earth. Time and space: exhibition wherein a select group of artists explore their personal relationship with time in the context of the gallery space.
October 1st, 2011
Featuring artwork by:
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SKETCHBOOK TOURING THE COUNTRY
Hey gang! Two of my sketchbooks are now part of the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library. It has been touring the country, making stops at multiple museums, galleries and universities across the US.
The 2011 Tour
February 19 - March 6, 2011
Brooklyn Art Library
March 12, 2011
(during the SXSW festival!)
Austin Museum of Art
March 30-April 2, 2011
April 8-9, 2011
The Granite Room
April 15-16, 2011
Hillyer Art Space
June 10-12, 2011
June 18, 2011
San Francisco, CA
111 Minna Gallery
July 14-17, 2011
Hyde Park Art Center
July 29-31, 2011
Winter Park, FL
Full Sail University
CHICAGO CULTURE EXAMINER
I was recently featured on Chicago Culture Examiner. Check out the full article at:
PHILANTHROPART by Kim Leutwyler
I have started a new project entitled "PhilanthropART", for which 100% of the profits from my artwork sold will be donated to a new non-profit or charity organization at the end of each month! For more information, please click the "PHILANTHROPART" tab above.
BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY PERMANENT COLLECTION
One of my sketchbooks will be permanently housed in the Brooklyn Art Library!!! It will be available for viewing starting April 30, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY.
PAINTING HOPE FOR HAITI
I'm selling my artwork at a reduced price for the entire month of February, and 100% of the proceeds go toward the Red Cross Haiti Relief. Contact me with any work you're interested in, and I will set up a paypal button so that you can pay securely via credit card or checking or however you're most comfortable. Peace love and refried beans! -Kimbo