Lunch with Creatives: Forrest Kirk


Virtual talk with 
Roski Professor Keith Mayerson
and Artist Forrest Kirk

Mar 11, 12 noon


Register for Zoom link here.

Take a break and join Dean Haven-Lin Kirk as she introduces Professor Keith Mayerson and artist Forrest Kirk for Lunch With Creatives. The event begins with a conversation between Mayerson and Kirk and is then opened to all guests for questions. 


Forrest Kirk lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at California State University, Los Angeles and spent time studying classical painting techniques in an atelier in Paris, France. The bold chromatic diversity of his paintings are achieved using a variety of media ranging from oils and acrylic to bubble wrap, fabric and gorilla glue. His images often reference psychological uncertainty and anxiety arising from underlying power structures, specifically those experienced in contemporary urban settings. For his recent bodies of work, he has focused on dramatizations he envisioned referencing Ralph Ellison’s 1952 classic novel “Invisible Man” where the main character has become invisible as a result of the refusal of others to acknowledge him. In these works, Kirk absorbs the experiences and visions as dictated by the story’s besieged narrator.


To view Forrest's artwork visit: