Shrodrick Spikes is an American multidisciplinary artist, designer,
creative director, and curator. Spikes is a 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.
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, through the exploration of identity. This led to the inception of the Shrodrick Spikes Contemporary Creative House or (SSCCH). His experiences are curated based on different genres and mediums. They include film, art exhibitions, fine dining experiences, and more.
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.
2020 Thirty An Erotic Short Film, Haus Gables, Atlanta, Georgia
2021 Silence: 4 Silent Films in One Night, Diamond + Spikes Contemporary Studio, Atlanta, Georgia
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)