Layo Bright was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her works explore themes of migration, inheritance, legacy and identity through portraits, textiles, and mixed media. Her works have been included in several exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL; Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Anthony Gallery, Chicago, IL; Parts & Labor, Beacon, NY; Meyerhoff Gallery at Maryland Institute College of Art, MD; among others. She received her MFA in Fine Art (Hons.) from the Parsons School of Design (2018) and is the recipient of honors and awards including the UrbanGlass Scholarship Award.