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.
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Studio Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm .
artwork collaborations with brands (Adidas, xfinity, Don Julio, AT&T, Guinness…)
portfolio of national and international public and private murals
community and non-profit collaborations