Based in Tasmania, Kirk holds both a Bachelor and Masters of Visual of Arts from the Sydney College of the Arts. She has staged solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and New York. She has been a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Prize, the John Fries Emerging Artist Award, the Macquarie Bank Emerging Artist Award and the Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize. In 2014 Kirk was awarded the Art Gallery of NSW residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. She was the recipient of the CAT Shotgun Award, a partnership between Contemporary Art Tasmania, Detached and Mona in 2018/2019.