Resume


FORREST KIRK
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
2008 California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Atelier- Paris, France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 A Villain’s Origin Story, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, CO
2021 Blind Tiger, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2020 9 Fists, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Bed-Stuy Art residency, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Body Count, Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Facing the Sun- Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery- Berlin, Germany
2021 Show 2- Airfield Gallery- Kingston, NY
2021 In Situ- Marianne Boesky Gallery- New York, NY
2020 Devil in the Details- Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery- London, England
2020 Show me the Signs, Blum & Poe- Los Angeles, CA
2020 Artist for New York- Hauser Wirth-New York, NY
2020 Behind Face- Gallery Platform LA (online)
2020 FOG Art Fair- San Francisco, CA
2019 Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL
2019 Benefit Auction, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Spring Break Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Rema Mann Hort Foundation Auction, Wekartz, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Protest, noun- Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2019 Plan B Art Fair New York, NY
2018 Killers Three, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Aztlanization, Center for Arts, Pomona, CA
2018 Make Your Mark, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin Novato, CA
2018 Barker Hanger, ODD Ark LA, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Altered Book, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin Novato, CA
2018 Rema Mann Hort Foundation, Auction, Nicodem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Contemporary Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin Novato, CA
2017 Drawn Together, Art Share LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Grand Opening, DSR Studios, Los Angeles, CA

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

AWARDS
2021 American Academy of Arts & Letters- Purchase Award

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2021 Listen: LA Based Artist Forrest Kirk Channels Aspen History Through ‘A Villain’s Origin Story’ by Kirsten Dobroth- Aspen Public Radio
2021 Hand over Fist by Allison Berg LALA Magazine (Spring 2012 Print Issue)
2020 Forrest Kirk: ‘It Doesn’t Always Have to be Didactic.’ Artillery Magazine (September 8, 2020)
2020 Covid-19 and Anti-Racism Movements Create New Urgency for woking artist, KCET (online)
2019 Meet Artist Forrest Kirk by Shana Dambrot, “Meet An Artist Monday: Forrest Kirk”. LA Weekly (March 25, 2019); [online]
2019 Art and Cake, LA (July 23, 2019); [online]
2018 FULL BLEDE Magazine issue 1
2018 Review: Police, violence and an artist who paints to provoke, Los Angeles Times (July 9, 2018);
2018 Datebook: Police violence paintings, Los AngelesTimes (June 21, 2018); [online]
2018 Studio Visit: Forrest Kirk, Curate LA (March 25, 2018); [online]