Meet Jerry Kirk

It was after my wife and I moved to Charlotte in 1991 that my career as a Fine Artist really began in earnest. I immediately fell in with a group of artists called 'The Friends of Van Gogh'. As a group we opened two galleries on the north side of town and over time helped to develop that area into what today is known as 'NoDa', Charlotte's premier and historic Art District. As an Expressionist Painter I have won several awards, most notable being, in 1994, an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg. In 1997 I won ‘Best Local Artist’ by the readers of Charlotte’s Best magazine. I also owned my own gallery for a time, 'Sanctuary Art', which was located in NoDa and won the 2003 Critics Pick for Best New Gallery in Creative Loafing Magazine. In 2013 I was awarded my art on a billboard during the inaugural year of Art Pop Street Gallery and in 2019 I was honored to win the Artist Showcase for 'A Tale Of Two Charlottes: Hope Through Art’ sponsored by Leading On Opportunity and the Arts & Science Council Charlotte/Mecklenburg. I have exhibited my work in galleries and festivals throughout the country and have accumulated many patrons and collectors. I currently work out of my home studio in South Charlotte where I live with my lovely wife Lisa, our precious cat Hamilton and adorable Labra-doodle, Charlotte.