After moving from New Jersey over 30 years ago, Kirk focused his artistic attention towards academic achievement and earned scholarships, degrees and awards while attending Miami-Dade Community College, University of Miami and Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts. After over 40 years of creating mixed media artwork, Kirk cites the innovative tones and stylistic nuances of Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg, William De Kooning, Frances Bacon and Pre-Columbian Art as inspirational beacons and motivators for his own presentations.
By guiding students with various projects, Kirk utilizes his position as the founding art director for MAST Academy to teach art history and modern design techniques. Craig has also merged his creative spirit with interactive community projects for Miami Lighthouse For The Blind, Shake A Leg-Blind Miami, Sailing and Masterpiece 2000 with Xavier Cortada.
Enhancing characterization with embellished color and distinguished symbolism, Kirk’s visual montages convey a satirical homage to sexuality juxtaposed against classic veneer of blind innocence.