Layla Love

Layla Love

Chelsea, NY, United States

About Layla Love

After studying journalism and global communications at Richmond International University in London, Layla Love realized the impact of visual imagery on our processes of modern communication. At 21, she began a five-year photojournalism tour to war-torn regions, focusing her work on the plight of women. Love’s art aims to illuminate the human consciousness. She captures life as a series of adventures and expeditions into the unknown, returning always with a greater sense of what it means to be human. The people she met through her travels inspired Love to found the charitable organization Rise of the Butterfly, who raise funds for anti-trafficking charities based in America. Love’s photography has been exhibited worldwide including a photographic selection to the White House permanent collection in 2008. She has participated in over 100 photographic exhibitions with world-renowned artists such as, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pablo Picasso, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Kara Walker. Love’s image, The Fullest Bloom, was adapted individually for over 30 Tiffany & Co. diamond showrooms worldwide, attesting to her merit as a fine art printer.


2002 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Visual Communication, University of California, Santa Cruz

2001 Designed a personalized course of study that examined how journalism and photography may be used to affect change in small communities.Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1999 Traveled to 11 countries around the world. Selected by CNN crew that was filming the trip to report on women in the workplace in Japan. Received Goodwill Ambassador Award for volunteer services in orphanages in India, Vietnam, and Croatia. Contributed in the raising of $19,000 for orphanages in Vietnam by selling over 100 photographic prints. Associate of Arts in Communication, Richmond American International University. London

1998 Richmond American International University, London (Dean's List Student)



2019 MoonDog Studios, Chelsea, New York
2019 Saloman Arts Gallery, Tribeca, New York
2019 Black Mirrors Exhibit, New York, New York
2018 Kourosh Mahboubian Fine Art, New York
2018 Tracey Martin, New York, New York
2018 M.C. Gallery, New York, New York
2018 Save the Children Gala, Houston, Texas
2018 Rise Gallery, Chelsea New York
2018- The Art of Stopping Trafficking- Huston Texas
2017 Current Lowes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2016 New York Headquarters of National Organization of Women, Chelsea, New York
2015 Young Feminist Coalition: Bridge & Clear Communications Program; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2015 Underwater Dive Images Documenting the Coral Reef Wall; The Cancun Nautical Association, Mexico
2015 Photographic Exhibit in Salt Mines of Colombia & Documentation of Peace Project, Art Initiative at the Congress of Colombia in Collaboration with Alex Sastoque; Bogota, Colombia
2015 Photo Documentation of Bjork; New York, New York
2015 Participation in and Documentation of the Havana Biennale; Havana, Cuba
2015 Painting & Photography collaboration with Amanda Sage, in collaboration with Ernst Fuchs Museum; Wien, Austria
2015 Art Installation Project for Animal Welfare collaboration with the Maasai Tribe; Nairobi, Kenya
2015 The Last Party curated by Anthony Haden-Guest, White Box Gallery; New York, NY
2015 Enchanted Forest, Installation in collaboration with Giorgio Casu; Cagliari, Italy
2014 Photo Documentation of Ani DiFranco; New York, New York
2014 Growing Love from the Roots, Urban Indigenous Gallery, Kauai, Hawaii.
2014 The Metaphor is Complete, Hawaii Fine Art Garden Gallery
2012 The Great Convergence, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
2012 Love from the Roots, Design District Basel, Miami, Florida
2012 Moshka Family Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami, Florida
2011 AIPAD, MoMa Sponsored Showcase with Eric Franck Fine Art, New York, NY
2011 Cultural Diversity, American Association of University Women, New York City Branch, NY