John Hairston Jr.

John Hairston Jr. is a fine artist/ illustrator from Charlotte, North Carolina. Raised in the era of Reaganomics and hip-hop culture, Hairston uses a mixture of street art, expressionist sensibilities, and vibrant colors to create an aesthetic all his own. Hairston had participated in dozens of group gallery shows across the country, as well as hosted almost a dozen solo art exhibitions. He has done work for the ACC Network, Raycom Sports, the NBA, the NFL, and the NCAA. He has also provided the illustration for numerous musical acts including, The Wu-Tang, Del The Funky Homosapien, Earthgang, and the Grammy award nominated children’s album “The Perfect Quirk” by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. He is the recipient of many awards including, but not limited to Charlotte Shout! Poster Contest 1n 2018, the Center City Vision Award in 2016 and Midsouth Regional Emmy in 2015. Hairston is a firm believer in art and activism, and can be found hosting workshops working for numerous nonprofits across the United States.