Kirk is an artist who lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida. His art practice centers on the idea of reclaiming a sense of static space in the face of the compelling nature of information consumption.  Although violence and individual dislocation tend to form a subtext in his work, he aims to challenge the viewer to reject fatalism and indifference. 

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Education:

MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Studio Art (Painting)

MA, Georgetown University

MA, The Naval Postgraduate School

BA (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), Visual Arts, Eckerd College

Residencies:

2020 – Winter Residency (Painting & Drawing), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2018 – Winter Residency (Painting & Drawing), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Workshops:

2017 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC (clay)

2003-06 Morean Arts Center (drawing, printmaking, sculpture)

 

Exhibitions:

 

2019 – Talismans for the Glitter Thief (solo), Helmar and Enole Nielson Center for Visual Arts, Eckerd College, Saint

             Petersburg, FL

2019 – Left Space, Wicomico Street Industrial Space (7thfloor), Baltimore, Maryland

2019 – Priority Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 – Trestle Gallery Benefit, Brooklyn, NY

2018  Introductions 2018, (Enrico Gomez, curator), Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018  Postcards from the Edge, Gallery 524, (benefit) New York, NY

2018 5th St & Central Ave Artloft Studios Annual Exhibition, Saint Petersburg, FL

2017-18 TPA, (public art exhibition), Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL

2017 Eckerd College Alumni Exhibition, Cobb Gallery, Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL

2017 5th St & Central Ave Artloft Studios Annual Exhibition, Saint Petersburg, FL

2016 – A Clear Day and No Memories, Leidy Gallery, Fred Lazurus IV Graduate Center,  MICA, Baltimore, MD

2015 – The Gaps Between Us, (Eric Hibit, curator), Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015 – MFA Studio Art 3d Year Show, FLIV Graduate Studio Center, Maryland

            Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

2014 – The Juried Art Show (Erica Schneider, juror), Studio@620, Saint Petersburg, FL

2014 – MFA Studio Art 2d Year Show, FLIV Graduate Studio Center, Maryland

            Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2013 – Size Matters (Hoffberger School of Painting, Janet Olney, juror), MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013 – Impediments (solo), Palm Harbor Center, Palm Harbor, FL

2012 – Art Soup, benefit for multi-service center for the homeless, Mobile, AL

2011 – The Juried Art Show (Neil Bender, juror), Studio@620, Saint Petersburg, FL

2010 – 59th All Florida Juried Exhibition (Linda Norden, juror), Boca Raton Museum of

            Fine Arts, Boca Raton, FL

2010 – Mayday (solo), Morean Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL

Awards and Honors:

2013-16 – Merit Scholarship, MFA Studio Art program, Maryland Institute College of Art​

2010 – Phi Beta Kappa, Florida Zeta Chapter, Eckerd College

1997 – First Prize (Painting), Arts Council of Carteret County, North Carolina (Anthony

            F. Janson, juror, art historian and curator, MFA, Wilmington, NC) 

Private Collections:

Baltimore, Maryland 

Calgary, Alberta

Cochabamba, Bolivia

Jersey City, New Jersey

Mobile, Alabama 

New York, NY

Saint Petersburg, Florida

San Francisco, California

Santa Barbara, California

West Chester, Pennsylvania

 

Other Past Exhibitions:

2009 – Remember September, Morean Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL

2009 – Print Exhibit (group show), Morean Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL

2008 – Group Show, Art du Monde Gallery, Saint Petersburg, FL

2007 – War Paint (group show), Elliott Gallery, Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL

2007 – Eckerd College Faculty and Students Annual Show, University Partnership

            Center, Seminole, FL

2007 – Remember September, The Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL

2006 – Star Gazing, The Arts Center (Melissa Christiano, juror), Saint Petersburg, FL

2006 – Ephemera, The Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL

2005 – Marks & Metaphors, The Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL