Phil Shafer, aka Sike Style, channels his creative energy in many ways. For 17 years, he has run his successful art business, Sike Style Industries, while working full-time as a designer for the Kansas Life Science Research Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His creative practice includes fine art paintings, 2D design and print graphics. His love of street art and graffiti has lead him to community and corporate projects as a muralist. Murals allow Shafer to transform bland or vandalized surfaces with colorful, positive and uplifting imagery that inspire and create dialogue. Shafer has been awarded the 2017 KC Urban Hero Award and commissions from the One Percent for Art for Urban Youth Academy, the Kansas City Art in the Loop foundation, the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs and has been a featured artist in the Open Spaces arts exhibition and the Kansas City Collection. In 2018, Shafer received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant in conjunction with an international mural project in Kingston, Jamaica. Shafer hopes to continue expanding his style, brand and art to wishlist projects and international clients.
Clients & Collaborators include:
8183 Studio, Abbott Properties, AIGA KC, American Jazz Museum, Antioch Middle School, ArtsKC, Avila University, Berkeley Riverfront, Boulevard Brewing Company, Blip Coffee Roasters, The Bunker, Centric, Charlotte Street Foundation, Central Academy, Ces Cru, City Gym, City Year, Columbus Park Lofts, Community America, Datacore Marketing, Department Zero, Digital Milk Studios, Emergent Arts Hot Springs AR, Farmland Foods, Google Fiber, Goose Island Beer Company, Guilded Vine, Habit Mural Festival Tulsa OK, Harrah’s Casino, Helix Architecture, Josey Records, JT Daniels Art, Kauffmann Foundation, Kansas City Star, Kansas City Design Week, Kansas City Master Piece Mural Fest, Kansas City Parks and Rec, Kansas City Royals Baseball Club, Kansas City TechWeek, KOJH radio, Liquid 9, Lucid Arts, Mac Lethal, Mad Toy Designs, Maya Yoga, Middle of the Map Fest, MK12, MLB, Nashua Elementary, Northeast High School, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Paleterias Tropicana, Pathfinder Health Solutions, Plaza Academy, The Pitch, Populous, Qdoba Restaurants, Red Bull, The Roasterie, Schlitterbahn water parks, Ruby Jean’s Juicery, Sandbox Interactive, Strange Music Inc, Team Construction, Tito’s Vodka: Johns Big Deck, Tito's Vodka MiniBar, Trenchtown Culture Yard, Valorem, University of the South Sewanee TN, Wilma's, Zip Car
Open Spaces 2018, Kansas City Urban Youth Academy: Kansas City 1% for the Arts program, Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph Missouri, Art in the Loop Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association of Kansas City, Copaken Brooks, Harvesters community food network, Henderson Engineering, Kansas City Public Library, KCP&L, Missouri Bank, Mattie Rhodes Art Center
2017: Populous, Black & Veatch, KCP&L, The Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC)
2016: Henderson Engineering
2011: Johnson County Parks and Recreation
Boards and Committees
2016-present: Artist Inc KC, arts facilitator
2015: Kansas City Design Center’s Art in the Loop advisory committee
2015: Kansas City, Missouri 1% for the arts advisory panel
2015: Charlotte Street Foundation, programming advisory committee
2018: Inspiration Grant, ArtsKC
2018: Urban Hero Award, Kansas City Downtown Council
2015: Missouri Bank Art Billboards featured artist
2015: Gift of Faith award, Reach Church, Prairie Village, Kansas
2010: Charlotte Street Foundation, Studio residency award
2006: Master-Mind arts excellence award from The Pitch
2004: 30 under 30 local artist recognition feature in The Kansas City Star
Full CV and Press Kit upon request.
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