Michael W. Kirby Resume
2010 Featured artist for "Bella Via" in Monterrey, Mexico.
2008-10 Commissioned street painting for the University of Maryland.
2010 Awarded Title of "Maestro Madonnaro" or Master in Grazie, Italy for the National Madonnari competition.
2010 Commissioned to create Street Painting for 50th Anniversary Conference for Americans for the Arts.
2009 Featured Street Painter in Via Del Arte for Bakersfield Museum of Art in Bakersfield, California.
2009 Featured Street Painter in Santa Clarita Street Painting Festival in Santa Clarita, California.
2009 Commissioned to create Street Painting by Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC at The Freer and Sackler Gallery of Art.
2009 Commissioned by National Geographic to create series of Street Paintings for Museum and Terracotta Warriors in Washington DC.
2009 Selected artist for Carnival Cruise Ships to create series of street paintings for promotional launch events in various cities.
2008 Featured artist and organized first street painting festival in Baltimore for Harbor East Art Festival.
2008 First prize in Original Art for First Dutch Street painting Festival in Valkenburg, Holland.
2008 First prize in original art for International Madonnari Festival in Mantova, Italy
2008 Featured artist for National Museum of Art in the Cayman Islands.
2007 Featured artist and organized first street painting festival in Gloucester, Virginia for Cook Foundation.
2007 Featured artist and founder in Harbor East Arts and Music Festival.
2006 Street Paintings for Johns Hopkins University and Cornerstone University
2006 Street Paintings for McDonalds Corp.
2006 Street Paintings for Honda Civic Tour that featured the band, Black Eyed Peas.
2005 Created street paintings for Red Cross in various cities around USA to help raise money for Katrina Victims.
2003-04 Featured Street Painter in "Chalk La Strada." San Diego, California
2004 Featured Street Painter for Raleigh Street Painting Festival. Raleigh, North Carolina
2003-04 Featured Street Painter in Artscape, an art festival in Baltimore, Maryland.
2004 Featured Street Painter and founder in "Chalk It Up" in Wausau, Wisconsin.
2004 Featured Street Painter and Founder in Columbia Art Festival. Columbia, Maryland
1998-03 Created various street paintings for city of Guadalajara, Mexico.
2003 First Prize in Bakersfield Street painting Festival.
2003 Featured Street Painter in Balboa Street painting Festival
1997-Present Participated in Grazie Madonnari Festival.
1999-02 Created various street paintings for Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida.
2000-1 Created street paintings for the cities of Merida, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Mazatlan, Puerta Vallarta, and Puebla in Mexico.
2000-03 Created street paintings for the Ayuntamiento of Coyocan and Zocolo in Mexico City.
2000 Created street painting for Carnival in Caracas, Venezuela.
2000 Created street paintings for the cities of Merida, Maracaibo, and Maracay in Venezuela.
2000 Created street paintings for the city of Cartegna, Colombia.
1999 Created street paintings on Gladiators for the Coliseum in Rome, Italy
1997-99 Created various street paintings for the cities of Milano, Venezia, Firenze, Napoli, and Roma in Italy.
1999 1st Prize and Meister Strassenmaler or Master Artist in Geldern Street painting Festival. Geldern, Germany
1999 Created street paintings for the Opera House Paris and Sorbonne. Paris, France
1999 Created street paintings for the cities of Dijon and Reims in France.
1999 Created street paintings for the city of Berlin, Germany.
1999 Created street paintings for the city of Zurich, Switzerland
1998 1st. Prize in San Giovanni-Bari Street painting Festival. Bari, Italy
1998 1st. prize in Marino Street painting Festival. Marino, Italy
1998 Created street paintings for Covent Garden in London, England.
1998 Created various street paintings for the city of Dublin, Ireland.
1998 Created street paintings for the city of Luxembourg.
1994-Present Created various street paintings as Madonnaro in Florence, Italy
Permanent Public Art:
2009 Awarded Public Art Commission from the Prince George's County Art in Public Places to create a mural in Largo, MD.
2009 Awarded Public Art Commission from the Monroe County to create series of murals and public art in Florida Keys.
2008 Selected Artist for ArtCorps to create public and community art in Lago Atitlan, Guatemala. One year residency funded by Guatemalan Presidential Commission.
2007-present Contracted to do sculpting and painting for Baltimore Opera Company. Baltimore, MD
2007 Selected Muralist to create mural on Logging in Sussex, Canada for International Mural Festival.
2007 Selected Muralist to create mural about Pocahontas and Werowocomoco for 400th Anniversary celebration of Virginia. Gloucester, VA.
2006 Selected Muralist for exterior murals in the City of Baltimore about romance of Eliz Patterson and Jerome Bonaparte (brother of Napolean).
2006 Selected Studio for National Park Seminary in Sliver Spring, Maryland. Tapestries, Wood Columns, Plaster Statues, Painting, Masonry, and Decorative Plastering.
2006 Selected Muralist for an International Mural Festival and Symposium in Winnipeg, Canada.
2005 Subcontracted to work on Majestic Theatre Restoration (Historic Landmark) by Evergreene Studios, New York, NY.
2005 Mural along Railroad Bridge for CSX Transportation and Concerned Citizens of a Better Brooklyn. Baltimore, Maryland.
2004 Mural along Key Highway for Key Highway Beautification Project Inc., "Three Baltimores" Baltimore, MD. First and largest mural in Baltimore using Keim Paints.
2004 Selected Artist for outdoor public Sculptor Exhibition, Pandamania, for DC Commission on the Arts and Culture. Washington DC.
2004 Selected to paint various Murals entitled "Land of Mary," for Henderson's Wharf Hotel. Baltimore, Maryland
2003 Mural, "Baltimore Fire 1904," installed permanently in Baltimore's Fire Department Headquarters.
2003 Mural For the Maritime Museum/Preservation Society of Fells Point covering the shipbuilders of Fells Point. Baltimore, Maryland.
2000 Mural/Fresco about 1970's Student Revolution for the city of Guadalajara. "Evolución Política" Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
2000-01 Assistant Muralist for Jose Moraila in Guadalajara, Mexico. Job included plastering, fresco techniques, mixing, and restorations
1997-00 Assistant Muralist for Flavio Cuppola in Florence, Italy. Job was learning and practicing fresco techniques. Worked on various projects throughout Italy.
1998-00 Member of "Rome Zoo Intercity Movement," an organization of muralist living in Rome, creating public murals through out Italy. Rome, Italy
1999 Outdoor mural for Monte Verde, Rome, Italy.
1999 Fresco for Ristorante Roberta, Milano, Italy. Fresco of the titans painted for a restaurant in the center of Milan.
1998 Fresco for Ristorante Fiorentina, Florence, Italy. Fresco is landscape scene of the city.
1998 Fresco for the church of San Giovanni in Napoli, Italy.
Awards, Newspapers, Articles, and other Media:
2009 Featured on BBC World News
2009 Elected Treasurer of National Society of Mural Painters in New York City
2009 Awarded Creative Baltimore Grant
2008 Honored with Artist Award in Painting from the State of Maryland
2007 Featured and Interviewed on The Late Show with David Letterman
2006 Recipient of William G Baker Grant for community art.
2006 Recipient of Banner Neighborhood Program grant for community art.
2005 Recipient of William G Baker Grant for Community art.
2005-Present Recipient of funding from Balto. Office of Neighborhoods for community art.
2004 Recipient of Puffin Foundation Artist Grant.
2004-Present Featured on CBS Channel 13 Baltimore, local news for Public Mural.
2002-Present Various articles and features written in Baltimore's leading newspaper, the BaltimoreSun.
2003 Selected Artist for Maryland Art Place's 17th Annual Critic's Residency Program. Baltimore, Maryland. Critics Eugene Redmond and Carter Ratcliff
2003 Featured on Fox News 45, Baltimore for piece created in Artscape.
2003 Article in LA Times and wrote "He is the greatest streetpainter in the world."
2000 Featured on Good Morning Miami. Local Morning Show in Miami, Florida.
2000-01 Articles and features in various newspapers of Guadalajara and Mexico: Mural, Ocho Columnas, El Occidental.
2001 Solo Exhibition "Sentimientos" in Stoa Gallery, Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.
1998-99 Articles and features in various newspapers in Italy: Il Gazzettino, Venezia/ La Republica, Roma/ Il Tempo, Roma
1998 Featured in Documentary on Koln, Germany for creating Street Paintings.
1998 Solo Exhibition in Galeria De Seco. Roma, Italy