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Kim Leutwyler  Chicago, IL

'Mask of Magnanimity'
'May 2011'

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About Kim

Kim Leutwyler holds two art degrees. One in studio practice and art history from Arizona State University, and another in painting and drawing from School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

She works in a variety of media including paint, pencil, installation, and print. Her large-scale paintings depict women who identify as queer and are intended to explore progressive new ideas of beauty, gender, and queer culture.

Leutwyler regards painting as an ideally subversive medium, because of its masculine history in Western European art. She lists Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Saville, Jeff Koons, and Banksy among her primary influences.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and permanently collected by Naestved Cultural Center in Denmark and Brooklyn Art Library in New York.

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"love it, so colorful but photogenic at the same time"

"lovvve it"

"Hey Kim,Is that you from Wilton?? Great stuff!"

"i like this."

"I love this! I was first drawn to your use of color, and then read what they were about and that just made them more awesome. Thank you for your art."

"I love this piece. It's so fun and creative with the color and cartoon elements yet so real and formal with the realistic parts. I love it."

"absolutely love your art!!! cant say enough about. i love art and usually only very special things grab my attention. your art most definitely grabbed my brain!"

"very cool love how you mix the photo realism with the expressive colors"

"Looks a bit femmy to me, otherwise good job."

"Jose: I find these portraits to be very uplifting. I'm curious why you find them depressing? I guess it's each individual's outlook that determines the "feel" of art. Personally, I love them. I think they're beautiful, intriguing, strong. I want to be friends with these women."

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