Custom Tables for a well known cafe in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
A celebration of the Mexican culture and community in Chicago, Sam was commissioned by Don Julio to complete "Pilsen Primavera." Reproductions of the painting were gifted to the top distributors in Chicago.
Official Artist for SXSW 2015, Sam Kirk designed this years Chicago Made trade show booth in collaboration with Choose Chicago and Simple Truth.
Artist, Sam Kirk collaborated with the team at GTM Central to design the GUINNESS LIVE IT UP Experience. A celebration of the West Indian and West African cultures through art and music. As lead art director and designer, she was responsible for the overall design, cultural and creative elements, artist curation and production. The project is a huge undertaking, but is ideal for Kirk's practice, allowing her to implement all of her skills into one program: fine art, fabrication, interior space design.
"It's a sweet gig. I work with the team to design the experience then literally head back to the studio to create what is needed to make it come to life." The festival began in Brooklyn in 2013 and has continued thru 2015 touring other cities in the US.
An on-going series of work developed to support non-profits organizations. Each piece is specific to a cause and is developed to be used as a marketing tool, drive awareness and sales in which 25% to 50% of all profits are donated to the organization. Some of the work shown here supports: Project Fierce Chicago, Smart NYC, From the Barrio Foundation, and The Lost Childhoods. View more at my retail site Provoke Culture.