John Alleyne


John Alleyne is an artist from the island of Barbados, currently based in New Orleans, LA. His work is rooted in an exploration of freedom, connecting his lived experience with an intuitive process of painting and silkscreen mark-making. Alleyne looks for perfection in the imperfect. In his art practice, untraditional use of unhinged silkscreens are utilized as mark-making tools to create painterly gestures of figurative-abstraction. Within these gestures, Alleyne addresses notions of decolonization, migration, belonging, healing, beauty, manhood, and masculinity.

Alleyne earned his MFA in studio art from Louisiana State University, with a concentration in painting and drawing. He has been Artist-in-Residence at Ox-Bow, ACRE, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has exhibited work throughout various galleries and museums in the South, including Sulphur Studios in Savannah, GA, Baton Rouge Gallery, The Masur Museum, The LSU Museum in Baton Rouge, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. He has also exhibited work in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ireland, and Barbados. His work is featured in New American Paintings (South Issue), The Chicago Reader, Studio Visit Magazine, 225 Magazine, Savannah Now, and Issue #23 of The Hand Magazine. 

Alleyne is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge.