ABOUT

Shrodrick Spikes is an American experience based designer, creative director, and native of Atlanta, GA. With training from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and Georgia State University, Spikes has studied under highly esteemed professors and lecturers from around

the world.

 

In 2014, Spikes had his first solo show at the Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia. This show came about when Spikes was working as an elementary school art teacher and afterschool fitness instructor while

he was attending SCAD. During this time, he was introduced to Molly Lieberman, Founder and Executive Director of Loop It Up Savannah, while working with Karen Gordon, teacher and led afterschool instructor

at Bartow Elementary, formerly known as Brock Elementary.

 

Spikes was hired by Molly Lieberman to be a contracting photographer for the West Broad Street YMCA, photographing the summer programs around the city. The series was entitled What I See In the Street, inspired by New York photographer, Helen Levitt. He gained his notoriety from his documentary style photographs capturing the essence of his subjects

in a minimal composition. 

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Over the years, Spikes has explored and evolved his style, making light and space the current central theme in his work. During his exploration, Spikes also discovered (maybe actualized) his brand's philosophy.

As a direct reflection of his internal world, his philosophy "Abstract Identity", represents his unbelonging presence in the art world parallel

to his continual journey of personal identity and self discovery, allowing his artwork to be a physical and psychological manifestation of this evolution. Spikes wants to be displayed in the forefront, giving himself

an identity, versus living in the shadows and allowing his work to speak for him.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Spikes wanted to reimagine his approach to his creative practice, while changing the

way people experience art, design, fashion, and wellness. This led to

the inception of the Shrodrick Spikes Contemporary Creative House.

For his 30th birthday that August, he created his first project for the Contemporary Creative House entitled Thirty. It was an afro-futuristic erotic short film he wrote, directed, and produced. The film was a nod

to the "dirty thirty" concept.

EXPERIENCES

 

2020 Thirty An Erotic Short Film, Haus Gables, Atlanta, Georgia

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 Black Phase Solo & Self-Curated Artshow, The Blank Canvas Atl, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 Red Dot Miami Artshow, Art House NYC, Miami, Florida

2018 Light Group Artshow, Art House NYC, New York, New York

2018 Oliver McMillan Fashion Show, Anne O. Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 4th Annual Autumn Group Artshow, Arthouse NYC, New York, New York

2018 Art Expo New York, Pier 94, New York, New York

2018 Uprising: The Art of Subculture, V°LITION Gallery, Orangeburg, New York 

2018 Shine Group Artshow, Arthouse NYC, New York, New York

2017 Abstract Identities Solo & Self-Curated Artshow, Core Dance Studio, Decatur, Georgia

2017 Beyond the Lines Gallery Group Show, Santa Monica, California

2017 Water and Sky Group Installation, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2016 Castle Berry Hill Loft Tour, Atlanta, Georgia​

2014 What I See in the Street, Telfair Museum Jepson Center, Savannah, Georgia (solo)