• 2 Kings Having A Meeting Over Beignets

  • Afro Samurai

  • America On Fire Let It Burn

  • An Exclamation Unanswered 1

  • An Exclamation Unanswered 2

  • Aunt Jemima On the Pancake Bottle

  • Congo Square Meat Market, 36x48 canvas

  • Death of Tchalla

  • Duality

  • Erqulie Dantor

  • Fanm Ak Zo Bwa Te't

  • Female Femme Fatale Study, 36x48 canvas

  • Female Figure Study, 36x48 canvas

  • Gumbo and French Bread

  • I Put A Spell On You

  • Kamalas Birthday Suit

  • King Hannibal, 36x48 canvas

  • Kings Disease

  • Maman Brigitte Mamans Day

  • Maman Brigitte

  • Me As The Joker

  • Men Of Bronze

  • Most Young Kingz Get Their Heads Cut Off Redux, 30x40 canvas

  • Most Young Kingz Get Their Heads Cut Off, 48x60 canvas

  • Mozambique Head Study

  • Sophie From MSU

  • The Louisianimal

  • The Vodou Child Blues, 1985

  • The Vodou Child


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John Lister

The Vodou Child

Opening: Saturday, July 3, 2021, 4pm – 7pm

Artist in Attendance

Exhibition: July 3 – July 30, 2021


As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary year, Stella Jones Gallery invites you to join us in welcoming painter, John Lister in his first solo exhibition anywhere. Lister’s work provides social commentary on the struggles and lifestyles of Black Americans with an approach that is both lyrical and methodical. He utilizes the visual language of stylized figures, icons, text, symbols and bold colors, along with imagery from popular culture.


I was born in Shreveport, LA and I spent the majority of my life moving between Maryland and Louisiana after my parents’ divorce. I started making art at a very young age with my food and oatmeal and I would take my toddler hands and draw abstractly in the overturned bowl with the remnants. Upon seeing this, my “Grands” would then introduce crayons and coloring books to me. By the time I was 4 yrs old I understood the female figure and male figure via Jet magazines and through drawing superheroes.


Lister’s introduction into the carefully curated world of Jet magazine, where Being Black was celebrated, made a lasting impression. He went on to receive a BFA from Bowie State University and attended Morgan State University. He has a myriad of influences on his work but considers Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, Gustav Klimt, Robert Rauschenberg, Henri Matisse and Roy Lichenstein to be his greatest inspirations.


Stella Jones Gallery is proud to be among the 250 Black owned small businesses across the U.S. that are being recognized by Beyonce’s 2020 directory.  We were selected as a 2018 Downtown NOLA Awards Honoree for bringing diversity to downtown New Orleans and are listed as a Cultural Landmark by “The Drum” newspaper and named by “Thrillist” as one of the four spots that have transformed the Arts District in NOLA’s hottest neighborhood. The gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021 and remains committed to educating collectors, museums and the community on the political, social and economic impact that African American Artists and their work have had.