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Heather Layton

Senior Lecturer, Artist
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Art And Art History

Areas of expertise: Contemporary Art-Making, Drawing, Painting, Conceptual Art, Live Art, Intervention Art, Installation, Community-Based Art, Art Diplomacy, Art and Activism

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart

Related Links:
Heather Layton Home Page

Heather Layton: Studio Updates

Department of Art and Art History

Vigil at George Eastman House for Victims of Violence

In the News

Rochester City Newspaper
Women's work
December 10, 2014

Nagaland Post
Naga darts association organizes tournament
July 25, 2014

The Center for the Study of the Drone (Bard College)
Interview: Heather Layton and Brian Bailey
July 10, 2013

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Heather Layton
April 05, 2013

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News Releases

Home Drone: A Public Art 'Intervention' By Two Rochester Artists
February 20, 2013

Fear of the Unknown: Filmmakers from the Tribal Region of Nagaland Debut Work in Rochester
July 12, 2011

An exhibition of votive paintings by Heather Layton
February 09, 2006

"Too Much Attention, Not Enough Food," an exhibit of paintings by artist Heather Layton
November 05, 2004

Heather Layton is interested in contemporary art-making, drawing, painting, conceptual art, live art, intervention art, installation, community-based art, art diplomacy, art and activism. Her teachings in contemporary art include, art as activism, drawing, painting, and site-specific art. She is well-known for her public sculpture, such as her intervention project in 2005 that was designed in response to the 54 homicides that occurred in Rochester, New York.