Sam Kirk

creates artwork to celebrate people and to inspire pride and recognition for underrepresented communities. Her work walks the viewer through various moments, focusing on a celebration of culture, discovery of identity, and the politics that we have been fighting for generations.

Kirk was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and spent most of her childhood jumping from neighborhood to neighborhood with her family. She enjoyed exploring new communities and cultures with each move, providing great satisfaction for her fascination with the differences we all posses.

Working class communities continue to be her key ingredient of inspiration. Frequently exploring new destinations, her art is a continual study, sharing her experiences in the shifting landscapes of our neighborhoods. Part autobiographical, and part fairytale, her vibrant color palette reveals profound stories laced with optimism.

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The Shape of a Whisper and its Echo Exhibition Dates: July 12 - December 12, 2019

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
35 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Opening Reception: July 12, 2019 (by invitation only)

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Artists Coalition are proud to present the eighth exhibition of their joint Curatorial Fellowship program, The Shape of a Whisper and its Echo curated by Greg Ruffing with works by Kevin Demery, Liz Ensz, Ashley Freeby, Daniel Hojnacki, Kelly Kristin Jones, Sam Kirk, Frances Lightbound, SaraNoa Mark, and Tamara Becerra Valdez.


Justseeds Presents: Networks of Resistance

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St, Chicago IL 60608

Opening Reception: October 12th, 2019 6PM - 11PM

Networks of Resistance showcases the labyrinth of activist art from Chicago and beyond. Featured work includes projects by members of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, the Art Build Workers, The Chicago ACT Collective, CultureStrike, Dignidad Rebelde, William Estrada, For the People Artists Collective, Imaging Apartheid, Sam Kirk, Damon Locks, PansyGuild, Monica Trinidad, Santiago X, and more.


Slaps! x Young Chicago Authors

Young Chicago Authors
1180 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642

Opening Reception: October 18th, 2019 6PM - 10PM

SLAPS! is pleased to announce a spin-off sticker exhibition and collaborative show with Young Chicago Authors. As always, we have a line up of amazing artist, near and far showing some dope art on priority mail labels. Each piece of new & original art will be only $30.

Opening reception will be on October 18th and the show will be on view until November 15.


booking & new business inquires: 312.880.7446

Studio Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm .

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brand collaborations

artwork collaborations with brands (Adidas, xfinity, Don Julio, AT&T, Guinness…)


portfolio of national and international public and private murals 

COMMUNITY & Non-PrOfit collaborations

community and non-profit collaborations