Sam Kirk


Oprah Magazine calls Sam Kirk one of the top Hispanic Artists you should be following and her work is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art, owned by Grammy Award Winning Musicians Daddy Yankee and Pitbull. Heavily influenced by her Mexican heritage, Sam is a Chicago based, award winning Multidisciplinary Artist who explores culture and identity politics. Her artwork focuses on a variety of intersections which encompass a call to celebrate differences and enact change. She has been recognized for her public art career, as she intentionally uses the public space to uplift and celebrate historically excluded communities. Her portfolio includes 60+ permanent murals and temporary installations throughout the world.

Inspired by the nuances of the human experience, Kirk’s artwork, includes narrative driven pieces that are meant to reveal the layers of life and how these moments impact our identity. Her vibrant color palette, intricate line-work and layered backgrounds highlight cultural communities via multi-toned figures recalled from memories of her childhood, travels throughout the world and histories often unpublished.

Recent accomplishments include: Disney’s 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Univisionarios Award for Univision’s Annual Awards Gala, and E(art)h Chicago Project which will feature Kirk’s first 3-dimensional public art piece in 2023.

Her work has also been featured in top publications such as O Magazine, Forbes, and Travel & Leisure among many others. Her collaborations include global brands and non-profit organizations such as Harper Collins, Xfinity/Comcast, World Business Chicago, Adidas, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and WBEZ.


2021 Telly Award, Communicator Award, LGBTQ State of Illinois Honoree

2020 Davey Award, Human First Award

2020 - 2025 Chicago’s Public Art Prequalified List

2018 Chicago Revueltas Award

2017 3Arts Make a Wave Award

2014 Curators Choice Scope International Art Fair Art Basel Miami