Solo Exhibition: Queer Corporeality
Please join me for my solo exhibition 'Queer Corporeality' at Nanda Hobbs Gallery in Chippendale, NSW, AU. Opening party 1 Dec 2022, 6-8p.
2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist
Pleased to be a finalist in the 2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award at SH Ervin Gallery as part of the National Trust.
2022 ARCHIBALD AND SULMAN PRIZE FINALIST
I am honoured to be a finalist in both the 2022 Archibald and Sulman Prizes at Art Gallery of NSW.
Featured in 'Muse' by Art Historian and Critic Ruth Millington
Art Historian Ruth Millington has been working on her new book ‘Muse’ for years, and it is finally out on bookshelves! I’m so honoured that she’s written a chapter on my artwork and models. ‘Muse tells the true stories of the incredible muses who have inspired art history's masterpieces. From Leonardo da Vinci's studio to the covers of Vogue, art historian, critic and writer Ruth Millington uncovers the remarkable role of muses in some of art history's most well-known and significant works. Delving into the real-life relationships that models have held with the artists who immortalised them, it will expose the influential and active part they have played and deconstruct reductive stereotypes, reframing the muse as a momentous and empowered agent of art history.’ Congratulations Ruth and thank you for writing this important book. See details on where to get a copy of ‘Muse’ on Penguin.com
Queer Portraits Exhibition
Australia-based artist Kim Leutwyler presents her Painting and Augmented Reality exhibition portraying people from across the LGBTQIA+ communities.
12 - 14 Meagher Street
Exhibition runs 1 March - 13 March
Mon–Fri: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
PRIDE ART EXHIBITION
Happy to be participating in the Pride Art exhibit at Martin Browne Contemporary Gallery in Sydney and online. This year's 2020 Australia Pride art explores the theme of 'Strength and Resilience' across a variety of mediums, including traditional painting, digital works and sculpture. This exhibition is a co-curated effort by Jimmy Twin and Daniel Theophanou. Browse the Clifford Chance and Glamazon Pride Art exhibition which features over 40 artworks from 18 artists via the catalogue or the online virtual tour!
If you wish to purchase any artwork please contact Jimmy Twin.
Art After Hours talk with Trixie Mattel, hosted by Benjamin Law
Join me in conversation with Trixie Mattel! Benjamin Law asks us about the process of making my Archibald Prize finalist portrait of Brian Firkus, the talented and gorgeous man behind Trixie! Many thanks to the Art Gallery of NSW for hosting us.
You can also view on Facebook if your prefer!
Portrait of Trixie Mattel - Portia Geach Exhibition Tour
I am so thrilled to be a finalist in the 2019 Portia Geach Memorial Award for my portrait of Trixie Mattel. For those who are unable to attend the exhibition, here is a tour of the Portia Geach at SH Ervin, one of Sydney's leading public art institutions.
Naked & Nude Art Prize
I’m very excited to have been selected as a finalist in the Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019 at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. Check out my portrait ‘Sally’ in the exhibition from September 7 until October 13, 2019. This painting is available to purchase here.
Archibald Prize 19 tour and sneak peek of my Augmented Reality
For those who can't attend in person, here is a private tour of the Archibald Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW Museum in Sydney, AU. You'll also see a sneak peek of my Augmented Reality Experience that comes to life when you hold up your smartphone or tablet to an image of my painting using the Artivive App. You'll see a time lapse of the painting in progress, a video of the final sitting with Faustina when she read me a story about her fictional childhood crush, and important photos and videos from her coming out story.
2019 Archibald Prize Finalist
I am so excited to be a finalist in the Archibald Prize with a portrait of my friend. Faustina Agolley is a Ghanaian-Chinese, openly queer actor, broadcaster, television producer, writer and DJ.
The hype of Archibald Prize is hard to explain to those of you outside of Australia. Exhibited annually at one of Australia’s most prestigious museums, the Archibald Prize is often referred to as the exhibition that stops a nation. Nearly everyone has an opinion about which portrait is most deserving of the $100,000 prize!
For the month of May, I’ll be donating 10% of the sales from my original artwork to Black Rainbow, a nonprofit focused on preventing Indigenous LGBQTI+ Suicide. They support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI people who are homeless, leaving domestic violence relationships or the justice system. More info via Blackrainbow.org.au
Bridgette McNab x Kim Leutwyler
Two-woman exhibition in Melbourne!
Opening Night: Thursday 28th March, 2019. 6pm - 8pm
81-83 Sackville St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
This exhibition showcases a selection of recent works by Bridgette McNab and Kim Leutwyler, both finalists in many of Australia’s most esteemed art prizes including the Archibald Prize.
Thinkspace and Booooooom present:
Excited to be a part of this group show featuring the work of nearly 100 artists from around the globe
Each artist was given the same challenge, to work within a 12×12 inch (30×30 cm) frame and to incorporate the color red into their work. The simple visual theme serves as a common thread connecting all the works-a pathway for the viewer to travel into and out of each piece-and provides a reference point to help understand the way this diverse group sees the world around them.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 30 from 6-9PM
On view through April 20 at Thinkspace, Los Angeles, CA
I’m so excited to be exhibiting 5 paintings in ‘PINK’ as part of the LGBTQI+ Midsumma festival in Melbourne, Australia! The exhibit kicks off on Jan 23rd at 6:30p, all are welcome!
Artists featured in Tacit Galleries' Midsumma program PINK include:
TJ Bateson, Dave Behrens, Ray Cook, Tim Craker, Ren Gregorcic, Aymen Kaake, Ben Mercer & Tom Pender, David Lee Pereira, Kim Leutwyler, Tony Longo, Nathan Milner, Tricia Page, Pansy Ass Ceramics, Julia Sant Mire, Rod Spark, Steve Sumpton and Aaron Walker.
Can’t believe I’m a finalist for the Australian LGBTI Awards! Vote on my nomination and/or check out some of the other amazing artists, activists and community champions!
Thank you so much to ACON for the Cayte Latta memorial award for visual arts! I’ve donated 20% of the prize money back to ACON and will use the remainder to paint some of the wonderful community heroes I met at the award ceremony. Photo courtesy of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
‘Ones to Watch: An Interview with Kim Leutwyler’ – BOOOOOOOM!
For those who couldn't make it in person, here is a tour of our exhibition at Bondi Pavilion Gallery.
Between the late 1970s and early 1990s, a hate crime epidemic swept through coastal Sydney, claiming the lives of many gay men and trans people. Thousands more were bashed and terrorised. ACON and Waverley Council will construct a memorial artwork in Bondi to pay tribute to the victims.
As part of this Bondi Memorial Project, Todd Fuller and Elizabeth Reidy have curated a month of exhibition, workshops, screenings, panels and documentary that celebrate the power, beauty and diversity of the LGBTIQ community.
Liam Benson, Gerwyn Davies, Helen Grace, Deborah Kelly, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Kim Leutwyler, Justin Shoulder and Shahmen Suku.
'We, the poeple who live for the Beautiful'
You’re invited! Join me at the exhibition launch of ‘We, the people who live for the Beautiful’ on Wednesday 20 June 6–8 pm.
Exhibition runs 20 June–15 July 2018
Bondi Pavilion Gallery
Featuring; Liam Benson, Gerwyn Davies, Helen Grace, Deborah Kelly, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Kim Leutwyler, Justin Shoulder, Shahmen Suku
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras, Waverley Council is proud to present We, the People Who Live for the Beautiful; a month long exhibition, workshops, screenings, panels and documentary that celebrate the power, beauty and diversity of the LGBTIQI+ community. ‘We, The People Who Live for the Beautiful’ is part of the Bondi Memorial Project, a public artwork that recognises the history of LGBTIQI+ violence in Bondi.
Levi's® Pride: A Conversation with Kim Leutwyler
Feature Artist in Beautiful Bizarre Mag
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine issue 020 in print via stockists worldwide, & digital.
People's Choice - Cliftons Art Prize
My portrait entitled 'Katie and Chloe II' has won People's Choice for the 2017 Cliftons Art Prize in Sydney! The exhibition has now concluded and the painting has found a forever home.
Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist
I'm so freakin excited to share that my self-portrait has been selected as a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award!
20 October – 26 November 2017
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists.
Archibald and Sulman Prize Finalist
See my paintings in the 2017 Sulman Prize and Archibald Prize! Tour dates below:
27 October 2017 – 10 December 2017 Geelong Gallery
15 December 2017 – 28 January 2018 Murray Art Museum Albury
2 February 2018 – 18 March 2018 Grafton Regional Gallery
23 March 2018 – 6 May 2018 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
11 May 2018 – 24 June 2018 Newcastle Art Gallery
29 June 2018 – 19 August 2018 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
24 August 2018 – 7 October 2018 Glasshouse
Check out my work along with so many amazing artists in the 'New Feminists' issue of PoetsArtists! Copies are available via poetsandartists.com
Featured in Beautiful.Bizarre
SO excited to be featured in Beautiful.Bizarre with an amazing write up by Freddy Grant from Bluethumb. You'll also see details for my upcoming group show 'No Woman is an Island'! Check out the full write up here.
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.
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!
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!
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.
PRESS FOR MIDSUMMA EXHIBITS
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.
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.
'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
A Vision Chicago
Since 2005, A Vision, has been bringing a fresh and stylish energy to the Chicagoland area, with original, customized concepts, modern floral designs and highly personalized service. Breathing new life into the familiar, their unique offerings are a perfect mix of contemporary and classic.
*UPDATE* This exhibit was featured on ARTslanT.
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
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:
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