Mike Wirth

Artist-in-Residence

Mike Wirth is a visual artist, digital experience designer, and muralist, best known for his thoughtful murals, public art installations, and client-driven commercial design work that focus on major social justice issues and his identity as a Southern, Jewish-American. Over the past 20 years, Wirth’s murals, published works, and digital museum exhibits have appeared in New York, Miami, Charlotte, NC, and internationally in Croatia, Poland, and Germany.

Wirth is an avid educator, serving as Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Queens University, and mentoring programs such as Five Sense, Iconic Charlotte: A Civic Symbol Design Initiative, and The Noun Project. He is a founding member and board mentor for the Talking Walls Festival, Charlotte’s first annual, citywide mural and public art festival. In 2021, Wirth was one of 10 artists-in-residence selected for Charlotte’s wildly successful Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition. In 2022, Wirth became a selected artist-in-residence in the inaugural Social Practice Institute at the Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum.



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