Langston Allston-Yeagle used his time at Uni as a place to explore; to make mistakes and learn from them. His very first year at Uni, Allston was nominated for the Wylde Q. Chicken Award, which “recognizes Uni students who exhibit spontaneous creativity. Unbidden originality.” He was nominated for his self-published school newspaper, The Daily Langston, self-proclaimed as “An entirely unresearched and pointless newsletter on the inaccurate views of Langston Allston-Yeagle."
After graduating from Uni, Allston attended the University of Illinois School of Art + Design, majoring in painting, but decided to drop out and travel the country, developing his skills and creating art. Allston works mostly on the large-scale, painting murals and public art. He is currently based in New Orleans as a resident of the Joan Mitchell Center, but has regularly spent summers in Chicago immersed in the graffiti and public art scene, making countless murals. His work ranges from public art personal projects, to commisions by the Chicago Bulls, to a wide variety of shows in local galleries.
Interview with Langston Allston