shikeith

Shikeith is MFA candidate (2018) in the sculpture department of Yale School Of Art. As a young man in Philadelphia, Shikeith was ostracized by his peers who challenged the authenticity of his black masculinity. That experience and other life occurrences influence his investigations of the psychic and emotional landscape of blackness and maleness in his work. He holds a B.A (2010) from The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied art and received several awards including The Leslie P. Greenhill scholarship for Photography. In 2014, and 2016 he was awarded grants from The Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program — a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. The former supported the creation of his critically acclaimed documentary "#Blackmendream ", which has been listed by the TribeCa Film Institute as one of 10 films that capture the meaning of Black life in America. Shikeith has been invited to share his work nationally, and internationally with the Aperture foundation; Vera List Center; Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre; MIT; Morehouse College; The Seattle Art Museum ;The Wrocław Contemporary Museum, and other venues. Currently, Shikeith is a 2016 BRIC Media Arts Fellow.