Originally from the island of Barbados, John Alleyne migrated to Brooklyn, NY at the age of sixteen in pursuit of a more well-rounded, quality education. While in Brooklyn, Alleyne became immediately drawn to Hip-Hop culture, and the expressive quality of Street and Graffiti art. In the summer of 2018 Alleyne graduated from Louisiana State University with an MFA in Studio Art, and a concentration in painting and drawing. He has been Artist-in-Residence at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan, ACRE in Steuben, WI, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has exhibited work throughout various museums in Louisiana, including the Masur Museum in Monroe, the LSU Museum in Baton Rouge, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. He has also exhibited work in New York, Los Angeles, and Ireland. His work is featured in Issue #23 of The Hand Magazine, in addition to volumes of Studio Visit Magazine, and New American Paintings (South Issue). Alleyne is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern University and A & M College, and Program Leader of the Visual Arts program. He currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA and Brooklyn, NY.