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Kim Leutwyler

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Untitled, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24"x 30" © 2010
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Mask of Magnanimity, 2010 Oil on Canvas 36"x 48" © 2010
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LDGF, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30"x 40" © 2010
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Lewiston Biltmore, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24"x 30" © 2010
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Chinchilla, 2010 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 22"x 30" © 2010
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Painting the Roses Red, 2009 Oil on Canvas, Hand Painted Silk Flowers Arranged on Board 6'x 8' © 2009
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Drunk Painting, 2009 Acrylic, Googley Eyes, Severed Hand on Canvas 60"x 72" © 2009
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Amarillo, 2006 Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas 18"x 24" © 2006
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blanco y negro companera de cuarto, 2007 Oil and Ink on Canvas 24""x 30" © 2007
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Magenta Medio, 2007 Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas 18"x 24" © 2007
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viridiano, 2007 Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas 18"x 24" © 2007
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Untitled Self Portrait with C.B.M., 2010 Oil on Canvas 30"x 40" © 2010
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Pride Links Us Together, June 22-Aug 31, every Friday evening Digital N/A © 2012
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Squirrelfrien Oil on Canvas
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Namaste Hands Oil on Canvas
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Oil on Canvas 40"x 36" © 2013
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Penny Board, 2013 Oil on Canvas 40"x 36" © 2013
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Liv and Beck in Yellow and Salmon, 2013 Watercolor on Paper 20"x 30" © 2013
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Hunter, 1/1/14 Oil on Canvas 2014 © 2014
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Olive Retreat Stroll, 2014 Oil on Canvas 30" X 24" © 2014
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SYD, Blacklisted presents new work by Kim Leutwyler, 2013 © 2013
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Start the Riot, 2015 Oil on Canvas 40" X 60" © 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
United States
Lives in
Sydney
Schools
Arizona State University, 2007, BA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, BFA
Tags
female, pattern, patterns, nature, abstraction, queer, lgbt, women, figures, figure, gay, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, realism, landscape, traditional
Statement

I create figurative portrait paintings of LGBTQ-identified and Queer-allied women, most recently focusing on those who have impacted my life in some way. My work toys with the concepts of glorification vs. objectification vs. modification, touching on the mutability of identity, gender and beauty. I have come to focus on painting as a medium because of its primarily masculine history in the western art canon.

Dedicated to my studio practice, I 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 stimulating dialogue in both the feminist and mainstream art worlds.

A few years ago I started a project called PhilanthropART, for which I donate 10%-100% of the proceeds from my artwork sold to an assortment of charity or non-profit organizations.  For more details please visit the project site at http://philanthropart.com

About Kim

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. Kim 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.

Kim’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. By entering into the modernist painting field Kim hopes to destabilize gender borders just as LGBTQ artists have been doing since the 70’s and earlier. Her artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the United States and Australia.

Kim's painting 'Start the Riot' is currently touring Australia as part of the 2015 Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition. Kim recently won the Midsumma Visual Arts Prize, and her painting is the hero image for to 2016 LGBTQ Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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