Layo Bright


Layo Bright (b. Lagos, Nigeria) is a sculptor who explores migration, legacy and identity through hybrid portraits, textiles, and mixed media works. Bright’s recent exhibitions include Undercurrents, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, USA; Woman to Woman, Bode Projects, Berlin, Germany; House of Crowns, Phillips, NY, USA; Faces of the Hero: From New York to Athens, Lincoln Center (NYC, USA) and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (Athens, Greece); To Heal and Protect, Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA; among others. In November 2022, she will have a solo exhibition at Monique Meloche Gallery, IL, USA. She has participated in notable art fairs such as Future Fair 2021 and Prizm Art Fair 2020. Bright received her MFA (Hons.) from the Parsons School of Design (2018) and is the recipient of honors and awards including the UrbanGlass Winter Scholarship Award (2021), the International Sculpture Center’s 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (2018); and the Beyoncé Formation Finalist Scholarship (2017). She has participated in several artist residencies including the NXTHVN Fellowship in New Haven, CT; Triangle, Brooklyn, NY; Flux Factory, Queens, NY; The Studios at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; Tri-tryagain Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY; International Studio Center Sculpture Residency at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township, NJ.