Exploring installation, film/video, performance, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and collage, Layne Hinton is a multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator. She was raised in a small family of artists in a converted church-house in the middle of nowhere surrounded by fields in rural Ontario; an upbringing which informs much of her work.
Hinton’s studio work often deals with both the museum and collections. She explores the psychology of collecting both personally and within the institution, and often incorporates museum display techniques in her work. She’s also interested in notions of space and navigation. What does it mean to inhabit a space? How do positive and negative spaces work together, and where are the boundaries between the two?
Continuing her exploration of space, Hinton co-curates site-specific work as a member of Art Spin, the series of successful bicycle-led art tours taking place every summer in Toronto. Most recently, Art Spin took on their most ambitious project, alongisde her co-curator Rui Pimenta, Layne was Co-Artistic Director of in/future. This 11-day art and music festival animated the 14-acre West Island of Ontario Place with site-specific performance, installation, film screenings and music.
Hinton holds a BFA from OCAD University in Integrated Media, with a minor in Printmaking. She has received awards including the InterAccess Prize, OCADU Printmaking Award, OCADU Faculty Film/Video Scholarship, and O'Born Contemporary Best In Show for Romanticism Now. Hinton's work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, YYZ Artist's Outlet, O'Born Contemporary, InterAccess Electronic and Media Arts Centre, the Lower Gallery at University of Buffalo SUNY, Mono No Aware NYC, L'École des Beaux Arts Paris and the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg Russia.