A photo of Langston

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

Langston Allston Website

Muralist Langston Allston on his prolific year in Chicago and what's next

Joan Mitchell Foundation - Langston Allston

Studio Visit: Langston Allston

Senior Quote

"During the Ice Age pee was an essential source of warmth!" - Albert Anastasio


Track and Field

Cross Country


  • Andre Callioux Memorial Mural installation at St. Rose de Lima church, with Alembic Development & Platforms/Andy Warhol Foundation, New Orleans La, Spring 2017

  • When People Could Fly, solo show at Slate Gallery, Chicago, Il, Summer 2017

  • Box Truck Gallery, traveling art installation with Henry Lipkis, New Orleans, La Fall 2017

  • Radiant City, solo show at YCA Gallery, in partnership with the National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL, Summer 2018

  • “Sister St.” Installation in collaboration with the CAC Teen board for Constructing the Break, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Summer 2018

  • Love Letters, duo show with Demond Melancon, MOCADA, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2018

  • Everything Must Go, book release and exhibition with Kevin Coval, Galarie F, Chicago, IL, Summer 2019