Core Resident: Sam Kirk


Sam Kirk’s artwork celebrate’s people: to inspire pride, recognition, and positive
visibility for underrepresented communities. She highlights culture and identity while addressing the politics which have formed the society for generations. A
vibrant color palette, intricate line-work, and multi-toned figures reveal a world
where differences are valued. The many shades of beige, brown, and black are
seen as equal colors of our genetic makeup. A multi-racial, queer, woman, born
and raised on the South Side of Chicago, her paintings and murals combine
nostalgic city scenes from her childhood and travels around the world.

As a CAD Core Resident exploring Gender Visibility Kirk will conduct research and create a new body of work that will continue to inspire pride, while educating the broader community about Gender Identity. The series will capture how life experience impacts ways in which gender identity is shared or expressed.

Interested in visiting Sam during her Office Hours on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm? Email to make an appt.