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Layo Bright

Layo Bright (b. Lagos, Nigeria) works in sculpture and installation to build visual compositions that address African narratives, and create different vantage points for questioning issues surrounding the continent. 

She received her LL.B (Hons.) from Babcock University (2014), was called to the Nigerian Bar Association (2015) and received her MFA in Fine Art (Hons.) from Parson The New School for Design (2018). 

Bright is the recipient of honors and awards including the UrbanGlass Winter Scholarship Award (2020), the International Sculpture Center’s 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (2018); Program Honors from The New School (2018); the Beyoncé Formation Finalist Scholarship (2017); and the Parsons Dean Scholarship (2016). She has exhibited work in the U.S. and Nigeria.

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