Daniel Leighton is an Augmented Reality artist, iPad painter, filmmaker, and technologist who started programming at the age of eleven. Having Crohn’s Disease since birth, Leighton faced his mortality from a very young age. Countless invasive procedures, hospitalizations and surgeries helped drive him to dive deep into a lifelong quest to understand the workings of his body and his emotions. He creates emotional portraits with simple lines and brilliant colors to capture complex states of the human psyche, while exploring the possibilities of technology and human emotion being harnessed for the greater good. Leighton graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley and has presented/exhibited at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the LA Center for Digital Art, and has been featured by Timothy Potts, Director of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, as well as, curators from MoCA and LACMA.