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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.
Wirth is an avid educator, serving as Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Queens University and as artist-in-residence with the Stan Greenspon Center for Holocaust and Social Justice Education.
In mentoring programs such as Five Sense, Iconic Charlotte: A Civic Symbol Design Initiative, and Project Protege‘.
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 December of 2022, Mike was a featured artist in the JADA art fair during Miami Art Week.