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How Sam Kirk's Public Art Celebrates Culture and Community Around The World

August 2019

make/believe: Sam kirk is always thinking about the bigger picture

August 2019

WINDY CITY LIVE

Chicago-based street artists are working tirelessly to change our perceptions of public art. They’re using murals as a way to address social issues and to spark dialogue around controversial topics. As a female in a male-dominated industry, artist Sam Kirk is pushing boundaries in more ways than one… She’s our first featured artist in a new series, ‘Word On The Street.’

July 2019

Victoria Cruz Sees Hope For The Future Of LGBTQ+ Rights 50 Years After She Witnessed The Stonewall Riots

June 2019

L.G.B.T.Q. Visibility, Literally: Painting New York for Pride

June 2019

Interview with Activist Victoria cruz Activist Victoria Cruz: "The more visible LGBT people become, the more we are hated by some"

July 2019

PRIDE: A Time to Celebrate and Protest

June 2019

Queer Latinx Artist Sam Kirk on Carving Her Own Path

When Chicago-based artist Sam Kirk was 15 years old, she was outed by a teacher at her all-girls private Catholic school. ... Or that she would one day become one of the first women to ever participate at CASAMOUJA, Casablanca’s annual street art festival. ... When it came time for college ...

June 2019

Rainbow Crosswalks Debut in Boystown

The Chicago Rainbow Pride Crosswalks project will link up the gold and ... The piece is by artists Sandra Antongiorgi, Andy Bellomo, and Sam Kirk—and the first in a series of LGBTQ tribute murals. May 2019

36 INCREDIBLE WORKS OF ART ON THE STREETS OF MOROCCO

Artists have turned the cities of Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech themselves into live canvases.

June 2019

THE ALCHEMY OF US, RESIDENCY REVIEW, By Ciera McKissick

Chicago-based visual artist Sam Kirk culminates her eight-month-long Core Residency at the Chicago Art Department with an exhibition…..

May 2019

Identity and Struggle: Interview with Sam Kirk by Tara Betts

In Sam Kirk’s shared Pilsen studio at the Chicago Art Department, there are desks and a couple of small colorful portraits on the wall. They serve as a sharp contrast to the white walls accustomed to a flurry of monthly exhibits. One of the walls is a high partition that nearly hides the small but clearly busy space.

April 2019

Gallery of Pilsen Murals: EXPLORE PILSEN’S CELEBRATED PUBLIC ART

Pilsen is known in Chicago for its public art and, in particular, its many colorful and distinct murals along 16th Street and beyond. Murals distinguish the neighborhood as a center not only of Mexican culture but of creativity and self-expression.

Challenging the Narrative of “Gentrification as Development” in Chicago

Peeling off the Grey, an exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art, offers visual understandings of the gentrification of one Chicago neighborhood.

October 2018


The importance of women of color in queer spaces, current residency at Chicago Art Department, AND MORE

The Cornerstore spoke with muralist Sam Kirk about how her biracial background has impacted her work, the importance of women of color in ...

October 2018

El Paseo Boricua welcomes new addition to public art that celebrates Latin cultures

El Paseo Boricua on Chicago’s North Side welcomed a new addition to its collection of public art. “Las Puertas del Paseo Boricua” is a collection of 16 doors along Division Street  in Humboldt Park. They were painted by 13 local artists.

October 2018

Queer Boystown mural unveiled

On Sept. 29, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward), Howard Brown Health, Northalsted Business Alliance and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events unveiled a mural featuring queer interdisciplinary artist and holistic healer Kiam Marcelo Junio at the corner of 3245 N. Halsted St.

September 2018

A New Mural ‘By Queer People, For Queer People’ Unveils In Boystown

September 2018.


Muralist Sam Kirk to be honored at Pilsen Fest

Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood is well-known for its thriving art scene. Artists will showcase their work this weekend at the annual Pilsen Fest.

August 2018

Pilsen Fest x Sam Kirk: How Art and Collaboration Can Make Change in Our City by Vanessa Buneger

We’re thrilled to partner with Pilsen Fest and Sam Kirk to kick off The 77 Project: a storytelling project to shine a light on some of the many impactful organizations and individuals doing positive work right here in the city of Chicago.

August 2018

Chicago Sister Cities International and Columbia College Chicago to Kick Off Mural Art Exchange Between Chicago and Casablanca

April 2018

Seven Minutes In Heaven With Artists Sam Kirk And Jenny Q

February 2018

Public art display celebrates Hispanic Heritage with 16 unique doors

September 2017

The Cross-Cultural Double Dutch Self-Exploration of Artist Sam Kirk

July 2016

Underrepresented Women Focus Of Pilsen Mural

September 2016



 
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