• Queer Portraits Exhibition

    Queer Portraits Exhibition

    Australia-based artist Kim Leutwyler presents her Painting and Augmented Reality exhibition portraying people from across the LGBTQIA+ communities.

    Nanda/Hobbs Gallery
    12 - 14 Meagher Street

    Exhibition runs 1 March - 13 March

    Mon–Fri: 9am – 5pm
    Saturday: 10am – 4pm



    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!

  • WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: 100 Voices, 100 Artists

    WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: 100 Voices, 100 Artists

    I’m so honoured to be counted among Saatchi Art’s list of top 100 women artists from around the world. You can check it out in their catalogue or online!

  • 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

    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

    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

    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!

    ‘Ones to Watch: An Interview with Kim Leutwyler’ – BOOOOOOOM!
  • Exhibition Tour

    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'

    '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
    10am–5pm Daily
    Bondi Pavilion Gallery
    Free Admission

    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.

    See full program of events here!

  • Levi's® Pride: A Conversation with Kim Leutwyler

  • Feature Artist in Beautiful Bizarre Mag

    Feature Artist in Beautiful Bizarre Mag

    Beautiful Bizarre Magazine issue 020 in print via stockists worldwide, & digital.

  • My contribution to the Sydney Morning Herald on gender bias in the art world.

    My contribution to the Sydney Morning Herald on gender bias in the art world.
  • samsimmonsaus

    A portrait of my friend Sam for an upcoming 'NSFW' group exhibit! The show will take place at BSIDE gallery in Fitzroy (Melbourne, AUS) from the 27th February - 4th March 2018. The progress shots and videos shared during the making of this painting were repeatedly removed from Instagram, and got me kicked off of Facebook for several weeks. It's unacceptable that a man's nipples are fine to show on social media yet a woman's are censored. #freethenipple

  • People's Choice - Cliftons Art Prize

    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

    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

    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

  • Making a mural at Bondi Beach

    There’s a lot of hate going round these days, so I thought I’d make a mural about love. This mural will be on display for the next 6 months, and is the primary marketing image for the Bondi Sea Wall. Video by Cole Rodriquez!

  • PoetsArtists


    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

    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.



    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!



    So thrilled to be a top 6 finalist for the frankie magazine Good Stuff Awards for art!! Vote People's choice here!



    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.



    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!



    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.


    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.


    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.


    Beer & Wine
    Acrylic paint & palettes
    Selection of brushes

    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.



    My work has been selected as 1 of 9 finalists for the Spoon x Ello Competition, and I'll be featured in the next issue of SPOON Magazine. I'm honored to have also been featured as an On the Rise Artist in the September issue of beautiful.bizarre.



    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.


    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.



  • Details for my upcoming Midsumma exhibition!

    Details for my upcoming Midsumma exhibition!


    JANUARY 19TH - JANUARY 30TH 2016
    Opening: Tues 19 Jan, 5.30pm

    Exhibition: Wed-Sun, 11am - 7pm

    RSVP here


    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.

    Check out the full episode here.

  • 2016 Midsumma Guide Cover Winner

    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!



    My recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald regarding being selected as 1 of 75 emerging artists selected for The Other Art Fair!



    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


    My work has been featured in PoetsArtists Issue #66 curated by Daena Title! 'Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century' is available online, print-one-demand and download via poetsandartists.com.


    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!

    Sydney Morning Herald

    The Brag

    Boulin Art Info



    My painting 'Queer Dinosaur' has been featured in a SaatchiArt Collection inspired by Jurassic Park! This occurred in honour of the release of Jurassic World, and was curated by Becky Benshoof. Check out the feature here.


    Sweet Station is my all time favourite art blog, and this evening I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had been featured! I'm so honoured to be listed among the Sweet Station artists. Check it out here!


    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!


    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.

    Kickstarter - Queer Dinosaur: Journey as Destination

    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


    I'm so grateful to be featured among the many talented artists in the 32nd issue of OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts!


    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.


    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!

    Check out a video with some of my favorite highlights here!


    I'm pleased to share a few of the websites and magazines featuring my upcoming Midsumma Exhibits!

    LOTL Magazine

    Lez Get Real

    Feminine Moments

    Only Melbourne

    More to come from Autostraddle!


    The fabulous Chris Caroll over at The Life Creative blog featured my Society6 products along with a mention of my Zigi's exhibit. Have a browse of his amazing decor blog and check out the write up here!


    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.

    Click here for Inquisitarium exhibit details

    '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.

    Click here for The Comfort Zone exhibit details


    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


    I'm so excited to share that my latest project has been featured in a number of local Australian publications, as well as a few international blogs! Check them out below:

    LOTL Magazine

    Melbourne Lesbian Guide

    Lez Get Real

    Only Melbourne

    Diversity Case Competition

    Feminine Moments


    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.


    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!

    Click here to view the project on Kickstarter

  • '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.



    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.


    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.

    Adopt-a-Painting Project on Kickstarter


    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:

    Brooklyn, NY
    Opening April 14th, 6pm - 10pm
    April 15th-29th, 12-8pm
    Brooklyn Art Library
    103A N. 3rd St
    Brooklyn, NY 11249

    Chicago, IL
    May 3rd, 3-7pm
    May 4th-5th, 12-4pm
    Hyde Park Art Center
    5020 S. Cornell Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60615

    Portland, OR
    May 11th, 4-8pm
    May 12th-13th, 1-5pm
    The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
    1022 SW Stark St
    Portland, OR

    Vancouver, Canada
    May 15th-16th, 3-7pm
    W2 Media Cafe
    111 W Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    Los Angeles, CA
    May 25th (opening reception), 7-11pm
    May 26th, 5-9pm
    2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA

    Oakland, CA
    June 1st - 20th, 1-5pm daily
    Pop-Up Library

    Greater Boston Area
    July 6th, 3-7pm
    July 7th-8th, 12-4pm
    25 Exchange Street
    Lynn, MA

    Portland, ME
    July 12th-14th, 1-5pm daily
    SPACE Gallery
    538 Congress Street
    Portland, ME 04101

    Toronto, Canada
    July 18th, 3-7pm
    July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm
    July 20th-22nd, 2-6pm
    The Gladstone Hotel
    1214 Queen St. W
    Toronto, ON

    Philadelphia, PA
    Aug 23rd-25th, 1-5pm daily
    The Painted Bride
    co-presented with InLiquid
    230 Vine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Atlanta, GA
    Aug 29th-31th, 4-8pm
    Sept 1st, 1-5pm
    MASS Collective
    364 Nelson St. SW
    Atlanta, GA

    Winter Park, FL
    Sept 4th-5th, 2-6pm daily
    Full Sail University
    3300 University Blvd.
    Winter Park, FL

    Austin, TX
    Sept 12th-14th, 4-8pm
    Sept 15th-16th, 2-6pm
    Co-Lab Project Space
    613 Allen St.
    Austin, TX

    London, England*
    October 12th-28th
    Canada Water Library
    co-presented with The Albany
    and Southwark Council
    21 Surrey Quays Rd.
    London, SE16

    Melbourne, Australia*
    November 10th-21st
    NGV Studio
    Federation Square
    Russell & Flinders Sts

  • PhilanthropArt

    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.


    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.

    R&D Gallery
    Chicago, IL
    October 1st, 2011

    Featuring artwork by:
    sona hovhannisyan
    kim leutwyler
    nick cuevas
    thedore darst
    roman serra
    nick hochstettler
    lou regele
    andrew rigsby
    wefeng frank wefeng
    chris collins
    andrew rosinski
    lydia brockman
    whitney fitzpatrick


    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, NY
    Brooklyn Art Library

    March 12, 2011
    (during the SXSW festival!)
    Austin, TX
    Austin Museum of Art

    March 30-April 2, 2011
    Portland, ME
    SPACE Gallery

    April 8-9, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    The Granite Room

    April 15-16, 2011
    Washington, DC
    Hillyer Art Space

    June 10-12, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Form/Space Ateller

    June 18, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    111 Minna Gallery

    July 14-17, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Hyde Park Art Center

    July 29-31, 2011
    Winter Park, FL
    Full Sail University


    I was recently featured on Chicago Culture Examiner. Check out the full article at:

    Chicago Culture Examiner - Kim Leutwyler

  • 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.


    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.


    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