2018, Sculpture (MFA), Yale School Of Art


2006 - 2010 , Integrative Arts (B.A) , The Pennsylvania State University


Selected Exhibitions



July 27th 2017 - September 16th 2017, "Shikeith: This was his body/ His body finally his", MAK, London, UK


July 2017 - July 2018, Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI


June 10th - 18th 2017, „Girls Who Are Boys, Who Like Boys To Be Girls“, Verein Nachtschicht x  Flatterschafft, Basel, Switzerland


November 2016 - Curator, Black Joy, Yale School Of Art, New Haven, CT


October 2016 - Curator, Queering Space, Yale School Of Art, New Haven, CT


June 2016 - March 2017, Labor Relations, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland


April 2016 - Jan. 2017, Go Tell It: Civil Rights Photography, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA


February - May 2016, Looking Through: Photography, Race, & Identity, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York


2015, Group Exhibition, Hands Up, Local 412, Pittsburgh, PA


2015, Group Exhibition, Jumping The Line , Artiz Group Collective, New York, NY


2014 Solo Exhibition, Somewhere over the __, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA


2009 Solo Exhibition, Ode to Black, Paul Robeson Cultural Center, State College, PA


Selected Collections


2016 Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland


2016 The Robert B. Hass Family Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT


2016 Robert W. Woodruff Library: Atlanta University Center Library, Atlanta, GA


2016 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA


Awards, Fellowships, Residences and Grants


2016 Fellowship, Digital Media Center For The Arts, Yale University, New Haven, CT


2016 Residency, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA


2016 Fellowship, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY


2016 Residency, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA


2016 Grant, Advancing Black Art, funded through The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Heinz Endowments - Artist Residency Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA


2014 Residency, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA


2013 Grant, Advancing Black Art, funded through The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Heinz Endowments - Artist Residency Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA


2010 Award, University Artist Award, The Pennsylvania State University


2010 Award, Excellence in Arts, NAACP


2009 Scholarship, Leslie P. Greenhill Photography Scholarship, The Pennsylvania State University


Lectures, Screenings and Artist Talks



"Photography and The Politics Of Representation", Artist Talk, in conjunction with the Vera List Center, The Aperture Foundation, Parsons, May 2016


“#Blackmendream”, Film Screening & Talk, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 2016


“#Blackmendream” , Film Screening & Talk, Morehouse College, February 2016


“Brothas gonna work it out: A candid conversation on blackness, manhood, and masculinities” , #Blackmendream Film Screening & Talk, University of Texas at Austin, December 2015


“My People Film Series: #Blackmendream” , Film Screening & Talk, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2015


“#Blackmendream” , Film Screening, Geisel Library, San Diego, August 2015


"#Blackmendream : Race, Masculinity, & Love" , Boston College, April 2015


Publications & Press



Saltz, Jerry and Corbett, Rachel : "Identity Politics In Art", New York Magazine, Art & Design Issue, April 18- May 1 2016


Crumb, Sarah: "Somewhere over the _" , Photography Essay, The Advocate , April/May 2016


Sargent, Antwaun: "3 Photographers Expose Race c. 2016", The Creators Project, February 29th, 2016


Heidelberg, Brea M.: “Arts & Intra-Community Strength”, Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities, Americans For The Arts, 2015


Moore, Darnell: “These two artists are imagining a black queer future”, Composed of portions of talks given at Columbia and Northwestern University, Race Baitr, September 25th, 2015


Sargent, Antwaun: “How one designer took on police brutality at NYFW”, The Creators Project, September 16th, 2015


Sargent, Antwaun: “The art of the #Blacklivesmatter movement”, iD Magazine, September 11th, 2015


Sargent, Antwaun: “THE BLACK LIVES MATTER FILM SYLLABUS”, Tribeca Film Institute, July 16th, 2015


Shikeith: "The Beauty Of Silence", Black Enterprise, June 25th, 2015


Delcker, Janosch: "#Blackmendream", Deutsche Welle, June 13th, 2015


Ajaka, Nadine: "When did you become a Black man?" , The Atlantic, June 1st, 2015


Brumfitt, Stuart: "Artist Shikeith and his #Blackmendream project" , iD Magazine, June 1st, 2015


Moore, Darnell: "13 Stunning Images Challenge Our Perceptions of Black Manhood", MIC, May, 27th, 2015


Sargent, Antwaun: “Black Lives Matter : Should Black Artists respond to the movement?”, The Aesthete, February 26, 2015


Gyarkye, Lovia: “A Conversation with Shikeith, Creator of #Blackmendream Film, on Black Masculinity”, AADAT, February 2, 2015


Oliver, Alexandria: “Why you need to watch #Blackmendream Now”, Pittsburgh Articulate, January 15, 2015


Shikeith: “Somewhere Over The_”, Limited Edition Book, January 3rd, 2015

Onyewuenyi, Ikechukwu Casmir: “Somewhere Over The _” , Under Review at Nka Journal Of Contemporary African Art, January, 2015


Professor Kirk Ambrose : “Commencement at University of Colorado Boulder”, Department of Art & Art History, December 19th, 2014


Nelly, Priska: '#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood", NPR, December 14, 2014


Bernard, Jesse : "#Blackmendream: A Film That Explores Black Masculinity", VSNotebook, December 15, 2014


Jones, Branford: "Black Art Feature: Shikeith", Black-Culture, December 15, 2014


Doaty, T: “Exhibit combines black heritage, fashion”, The Daily Collegian, November 11, 2009


Hoffman, Joyce: “Student tackles race issues in new exhibition”, Penn State News Wire, October 8, 2009