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 body of work features paintings exploring notions 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 and Sulman Prizes, the Churchie national emerging art prize as well as the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

curriculum vitae
KIMBERLEY LEUTWYLER

Exhibitions
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, AU

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
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 finalist, Friends of Manning Regional Gallery, AU
The Lester Prize Salon des Refusés semi-finalist, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, AU
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize semi-finalist, Juniper Hall, 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

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

Celebrity Talks: Zan Rowe in Conversation with Kim Leutwyler, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2019
Art of the Nude, American Art Collector, 2019
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
Live Interview with Myf Warhurst, Archibald Prize Featured Artist Q&A, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015

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