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Kim Leutwyler

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Arizona State University, 2007, BA
University of Chicago, 2009, BFA

Representing galleries

landscape, realism, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, gay, traditional, figure, figures, women, lgbt, queer, abstraction, nature, patterns, pattern, female


I create large scale figure paintings of LGBTQ-identified women, most recently focusing on those who have impacted my life in some way. My work toys with the concept of glorification vs. objectification vs. modification. I incorporate various facets of nature in to my work in order to comment on the mutability of life, gender and beauty. I have come to focus on painting as a medium because of its primarily masculine history in the western art canon. 

I am dedicated to my studio practice and intend to continue making art throughout the course of my life, no matter what path my career may take. In the future, I see my artwork marking a sexually fluid presence and stimulating dialogue in both the feminist and mainstream art worlds. 

A few years ago I started a project called PhilanthropART, for which I donate portion of the proceeds from my artwork sold to a new charity or non-profit organization each month.  If you want more details please visit the project site at

About Kim

Kim Leutwyler is an American artist currently living in Sydney, AU. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia, and drawing. Kim holds concurrent degrees in Studio and Art History from Arizona State University, and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Painting and Drawing degree. Never residing in one place for more than a few years, Kim has traveled extensively throughout North America, the European continent, Asia and the South Pacific region. 

Kim’s current work takes its form in large scale paintings primarily dealing with images of beauty, gender, and Queer-identity. Her artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the United States, and she is part of a permanent collection at both the Naestved Cultural Center in Denmark, and the Brooklyn Art Library in New York.
twitter:       @KimLeutwyler
Recent Exhibits

Kim Leutwyler participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 Blacklisted presents new work by Kim Leutwyler
Black Penny
Jan, 2014 Inquisitarium
Art @1 Spring Street
Jan, 2014 The Comfort Zone
Gasworks Arts Park
Jun, 2012 Pride Links Us Together
A Vision Chicago
Oct, 2011 Time/Space
Aug, 2010 PhilanthropART works by Kim Leutyler
Click here to see all exhibits for Kim Leutwyler

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