C.V.

Born: 1970, Los Angeles, CA

Education

1994 BA Film, UC Berkeley, Cum Laude, Regent & Chancellors Scholarship

Selected Exhibitions

2016

Group Exhibition “Flight Patterns”, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Group Exhibition Museums and the Web, Broad Museum/Natural History Museum/Millenium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition 12th Anniversary Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles, CA

2015

Solo Exhibition“Permission To Enter”, L.A. Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “Side Effects May Include Art” by Patient Experience, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “Water Works II”, juried by Juri Koll, Director of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, Lisa Casoni and Heather Stobo,Directors of The Porch Gallery, Ojai, Peter Frank, renowned critic and curator, and John Yau, renowned art critic and writer, Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA

Group Exhibition “11th annual LACDA Represented Artists Exhibit”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition “Threshold”,  Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “B/W”, juried by Laura Watts, Honor Fraser Gallery, L.A. Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition “Daniel Leighton: Exclusive Apple Store Event”, Apple Store, Santa Monica, CA

2014

Group Exhibition “Coagula Video & Performance Lounge”, Curated by Mat Gleason, Coagula Curatorial, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

Group Exhibition “Aurora”, L.A. Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “Pain”, curated by Ted Meyer, University of New England, ME

Group Exhibition Every Angeleno Counts”, curated by Lisa Derrick, Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “Pain”, curated by Ted Meyer, LRC Gallery, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “POP UP”, WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX

Group Exhibition “Open Call 2014″, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “WAAS West 2”, NRG Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA

2013

Group Exhibition “Digital Family Reunion”, Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “Bridge to the Soul”, Art 4 All People at USC Institute of Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition“Connecting to Cure”, Featured artist and speaker, Edge Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition“Cross Creativity”, curated by Michelle Berc, Founder of Create:Fixate, Cross Campus, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibition “POP ÜBER ALLES”, juried by Timothy Potts, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition “WAAS West”, NRG Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA

Solo Exhibition    “Daniel Leighton: Opening Up”, WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX

Solo Exhibition   “Painting the World with Daniel Leighton”,  Apple Store, Santa Monica, CA

2012

Group Exhibition“Portals”, AY Atelier, Malibu, CA

1995

Group Exhibition “The Berkeley New Wave” (“The Tree of Us”), curated by Jeffrey Skoller and Dušan Makavejev, Pacific Film Archive,  Berkeley, CA

1994

Group Exhibition “In The Eyes of the Beholder” curated by B. Ruby Rich, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

1993

Group Exhibition“East Bay Video Festival”, UC Theater, Berkeley, CA

Affiliations

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), Member

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Member

Patient Experience (art collective), Member

Awards and Recognition

First Place Winner, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) 2015 International Juried Competition, juried by Shana Nys Dambrot, art critic and writer for L.A. Weekly, Whitehot Magazine, Huffington Post, Art Ltd.; Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, California Museum of Photography, Rex Bruce, Director, LACDA

Winner – Top 3%, “Bush in 30 Seconds”, MoveOn.org

Winner, Comedy, 1993 East Bay Video Festival

Honorable Mention, Documentary, 1993 East Bay Video Festival

Best 8mm Film, 1989 Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Film Awards

Publications As Author

Huffington Post, On Trial: Judgment vs. Expression, June 11, 2014

Huffington Post, Art Words: Holding it Together, October 30, 2013

Huffington Post, In the Cave — Going Into Darkness, October 6, 2013

Huffington Post, Tied Up At The Hospital, July 11, 2013

Huffington Post, Opening Up, May 24, 2013