2018, Sculpture (MFA), Yale School Of Art

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


Solo Exhibitions


2017 This was his body / His body finally his, MAK Gallery, London, UK

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

2009 Ode to Black, Paul Robeson Cultural Center, The Pennsylvania State University, PA


Group Exhibitions


2018 Countervisuality, Art Gallery at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

2018 Kaleidoscope, Kravets Wehby Gallery, NY, NY

2017-18 Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

2017 Open Video Call, The Institute Of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Brotha, The Overlook Place, Chicago, IL

2017 Girls Who Are Boys, Who Like Boys To Be Girls, Verein Nachtschicht, Basel, Switzerland

2016-177 Labor Relations, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland

2016-17 Go Tell It: Civil Rights Photography, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2016 Black Joy, Yale School Of Art, New Haven, CT

2016 Looking Through: Photography, Race, & Identity, Adelphi University, New York




2016 Black Joy, Yale School Of Art, New Haven, CT

2016 Queering Space, Yale School Of Art, New Haven, CT




2017 A Drop Of Sun Under The Earth

2016 The Black Boy and The Tree

2014 #Blackmendream




2016 Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Residency, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA

2014 Residency, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA


Public Programs


2017 An Evening with Shikeith and Rickey Laurentiis, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NY

2017 Art, Power, Protest: Northwestern Conference on Human Rights, Northwestern University

2017 #Blackmendream, Screening and Discussion, The Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Photography and The Politics Of Representation, The Vera List Center, New York, NY

2016 Women Take the Reel Film Festival , The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

2016 #Blackmendream, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

2015 Brothas gonna work it out, University of Texas at Austin, TX

2015 My People Film Series,  Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA




2017 The Afro-American Cultural Center Award For Excellence In The Arts, Yale University

2016  Interdisciplinary Arts Awards, Center For Collaborative Arts and Media, Yale University

2016 Student Wellness Grant, Yale University

2016, 2013 The Advancing Black Art Grant, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments

2010 University Artist Award, The Pennsylvania State University

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



Selected Bibliography


2017 Smith, Danez:  “Don’t Call Us Dead”, Graywolf Press, Cover Art

2017 Hawbaker, KT: “The Overlook surveys Black Masculinity”, The Chicago Tribune

2017 Sargent, Antwaun : “Tender Photos of Black Men Redefining Masculinity”, VICE

2017 Bernard, Jesse: “The artist unraveling black magic & masculinity in himself”, Dazed and Confused

2016 Saltz, Jerry and Corbett, Rachel : "Identity Politics In Art",New York Magazine,Art & Design Issue

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

2015 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

2015 Shikeith: "Somewhere over the_", Self-Published, Book

2015 Delcker, Janosch: "#Blackmendream", Deutsche Welle

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

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















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