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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.