BIO

BIO

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. Leutwyler 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.

Leutwyler'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 Bluethumb Art Prizes, the Churchie national emerging art prize as well as the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

Art World Heroes and Influences:
Robert Rauschenberg
Romaine Brooks
Kehinde Wiley
Cecily Brown
Jake and Dinos Chapman
Jenny Saville
Ben Quilty
Margherita Manzelli
Mark Gleason

curriculum vitae
KIMBERLEY LEUTWYLER

Exhibitions
2018
the churchie national emerging art prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, AU
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
NSFW, BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy, AU
Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Art Gallery of Western Australia, AU
Bluethumb Art Prize, Bluethumb HQ Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Gallery, Stanthorpe, 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

2017
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons, Sydney, Australia
Bluethumb Art Prize, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
No Woman is an Island, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, Australia
Virtual Connections, No.1 Martin Place Mezzanine, Sydney, Australia
Queer Art Prize Judges Exhibit, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, Australia

2016
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Trailblazing Women of Herstory, Neospace, Melbourne, Australia
John Copes Portrait Prize, Bowral Art Gallery, Bowral, Australia
Meridian, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Australia (Feature Artist)
Archibald Prize, Regional Art Museums and Galleries, Australia

2015
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Other Art Fair, aMBUSH Project Space, Sydney, Australia
Home Free: A Midsumma Exhibition, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia

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

Prizes
2018 the churchie national emerging art prize, Australia
2018 Portia Geach Memorial Award, Australia
2018 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Australia
2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize finalist, Australia
2018 Bluethumb Art Prize finalist, Australia
2018 Winner of the Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Art, Australia
2017 Archibald Prize Finalist. Portrait used as key marketing image, Australia
2017 Sir John Sulman Prize Finalist, Australia
2017 Bluethumb Art Prize finalist, Australia
2017 Cliftons Art Prize, People’s Choice Award, Australia
2016 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Australia
2016 Midsumma Visual Arts Cover Guide Winner, Australia
2016 John Copes Portrait Prize finalist, Australia
2016 Spoon x Ello Finalist, featured in SPOON Magazine, USA
2015 Archibald Prize Finalist. Portrait used as key marketing image, Australia
2015 Jerry’s Artarama Self Portrait Finalist, USA

Collections
Alex Mackay, Brisbane, Australia
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York
Printmaking Student Association Collection, Arizona State University

Education
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL 2008-2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing
Arizona State University (Also studied abroad at University of Auckland, New Zealand) Bachelor of Arts, Art
Katherine K. Herberger, College of Fine Arts, Tempe
Double Major: Art History and Studio with emphasis in printmaking
Graduated May. 2007 magna cum laude * Concurrent Degrees

Selected Recent Press
Levi's® Pride: A Conversation with Kim Leutwyler, Levi’s Global Pride Campaign, 2018
The Top 100 Figurative Painters Working Right Now, Buzzfeed, 2018
‘Ones to Watch: An Interview with Kim Leutwyler’, BOOOOOOOM! 2018
Rainbow List: 50 of the most influental LGBTIQ+ allied Ausralians, Cosmopolitan, 2017
Kim Leutwyler: Tits Out for the Girls, beautiful.bizarre, 2017
LOTL Powerlist, LOTL Magazine, 2017
Good Stuff Awards Finalist, Frankie Magazine, 2017
'New Feminists' issue of PoetsArtists, 2017
On the Rise Artist, beautiful.bizarre, 2016
1 of 9 finalists for the Spoon x Ello Competition, SPOON Magazine, 2016
Artist Kim Leutwyler reflects on what makes The Greats truly great at the Art Gallery of NSW - Central Sydney 2016
23 LGBT Australians to Watch in 2016, GNN, 2016
Emerging artists rule the roost at The Other Art Fair, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2015
Eyes on the Prize: Introducing Archibald Prize Finalist, Queer Artist Kim Leutwyler, Gay News Network, 2015
Kim Leutwyler on her bold and powerful portraits of women, Mamamia, 2015
On the Couch with Kim Leutwyler, Australian Arts Review, 2015
Audio - Interview with Myf Warhurst, Archibald Prize Featured Artist Q&A, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015