Born an artist with a lifelong curiosity for nature. His signature trait of capturing movement and detail is from his intense love of each species. Each sculpture is in hot cast bronze, using the ancient method of casting with lost wax. Making heavy stationary objects appear 'light as air' is another of his stand out traits. In 1984, Kirk embarked on a nine-year apprenticeship at the Monterey Sculpture Centre. Perfected his bronze technique based on experience and creation. Kirk McGuire is an accomplished sculptor. The elegance of his bronze work is prominent in all his creations, each a true piece of fine art in a limited edition. Over the course of his 39 year sculpting career, more than 1,500 unique bronze sculptures have been collected or exhibited around the world. Sold all over the world to the finest art galleries and collectors. Various magazine and Television articles, also commissioned by the Malaysian princess from Johor Bahru. Kirk's 'Legend' table was Triton Submarines centerpiece at the Explorers Club, 112th Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Triton Submarines LLC has become one of his latest collectors. For the first time in history, Triton filmed a giant squid from one of its submarines, as seen in Discovery Channel's feature 'Curiosity'. Since acquiring one of Kirk's giant squid tables, Triton has traveled the globe using Kirk's 'Legend' table at exhibitions at venues like the Monaco Yacht Show. Kirk's giant squid table 'Legend' was presented with Triton at the VIP Blue Ocean Film Festivals Gala and at the premiering of 'Before The Flood'. After some travels around the world, he lived over a decade, in San Francisco sculpting from his studio, at a large artist colony. Kirk then settled down in Tiburon, CA. where his home and sculpting studio looks to the bay for inspiration. Here he continues creating his collection of bronze sculptures and functional bronze tables. All his works are created in a limited edition or the form of unique commissions. While Kirk’s work has been sold almost exclusively through galleries in the past, he’s now offering his work directly to his collectors on this website or make purchases via his Etsy.com store, and various other online venues abroad. Kirk continues to fulfill orders worldwide for his existing line and commissioned work from his coastal sculpting studio.
“I have always been obsessed with our oceans and the diversity of wildlife. It is my inspiration! One of the things that I find fascinating is the unusual, unique species. I am also inspired by the bronze age of man. I sculpt in such a way as to emphasize equilibrium, harmony, movement, and rhythm, giving my creations an 'organic' feeling. With my sculpture, I hope to raise awareness about the land and sea around us and the animals that live here. I try to capture the ethereal beauty of sea life. I love living, and sculpting on the edge of the ocean, and hope that creating my work will help bring a little bit of the outside inside. Every living thing has beauty and I try to show this. Please respect our world, respect Mother Earth."
Art Society Inductions
Ocean Artist Society, Irvine, CA
The National Sculpture Society, New York
Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco
The Society of Animal Artist, CO
American Society of Marine Artist, Smithfield, VA
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY
Locations Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture Exhibited | Collected
Carmel, CA, Aspen, CO, Boca Raton, FL, Sonoma, CA, Monterey, CA, Captiva Islands, FL, Pacific Grove, CA, Sanibel, Islands, FL, Melbourne, Australia, La Selva Beach, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Key West, FL, Soquel, CA, Boston, MA, Las Vegas, NV, Caesars Tahoe, NV, Capitola, CA, Maui, HI, Kauai, HI, Cambria, CA, St. John Virgin Islands, San Diego, CA, Turks and Caicos Islands, Palm Desert, CA, St George Parish, Bermuda, Sausalito, CA, Shaw Centre, Singapore, Manhattan, NY, San Francisco, CA, Paris, France, County Clare, Ireland, Hong Kong, Milan, Florence, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, Juneau Alaska, Higher Penhalt Farm, North Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Queensland, Australia,112th Explorers Club Annual Dinner Waldorf Astoria, New York, 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, 2016 Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit "Palladium Theater", 'Before The Flood' Premiere, Craneway Pavilion, CA, Japan, Rome, Tiburon, CA, Switzerland, Ancient Island of the North Seas, Föhr-Amrum in Friesland, Germany
Past Galleries Representing | Exhibiting Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture
Whitt & Krause 'Objects of Fine Art' Gallery, San Diego, CA, Bronze Silver & Gold Gallery, Cambria, CA, Christopher Bell Gallery, Monterey, CA, Highlands Inn Gift Shop, Carmel, CA, Bird In Hand Gallery, Key West, FL, Jungle Drums Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL, Captiva Island, FL, Silver Fox Gallery, Arlington, Virginia, Pavo Real Gallery, Boston, MA, R. I. Patton Goldsmith’s, St. John V. I., Thomas Charles Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, Loe-Van Gallery, Singapore, Caesars Palace, Tahoe, CA, Zephyr Cove Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA, Scrimshaw Gallery, Sausalito, CA, Dolphin Galleries, HI, Kahn Gallery, Kauai, Cannery Row Gallery, Monterey, CA, Thomas Charles Gallery, Carmel, CA, Anna’s Art Gallery, Turks, and Caicos Islands