Langston Allston

New Orleans, Louisiana

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Langston Allston

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Langston Allston is an artist and muralist living and working in New Orleans. His work has appeared in shows around the country, including a two-person show with artist and cultural historian Big Chief Demond Melancon at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art in Brooklyn (2018) and a solo show with the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago (2018). Langston’s work has also been included in the 2020 exhibition of southern artists, Make America What America Must Become, at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Beyond his studio practice, Langston has also created murals and installations for a wide range of clients from corner stores and nail salons to Alembic Community Development and the Chicago Bulls. The consistent thread through his work has been a genuine curiosity about the world around him, and a commitment to making honest and legible work that speaks to his community.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021

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My creative process is about responding to the world around me. In general this is a research oriented practice when I’m in the studio, but when I’m creating public work I’m constantly taking cues from the people around me and the environment I'm working in.”