Emily Leach's creative practice and research focus on blackness, bodies, (re)production, growth, and language. Leach studies glass to consider the philosophies and strategies of optics. She is currently based in Somerville, MA.
Leach was recognized as one of the Madison Bridge Work Emerging Artists (2019-20) through Arts + Literature Laboratory. She has exhibited locally and nationally. She has been a semi-finalist for the Forward Art Prize for visual artists in Dane County in 2019 and 2020.
Leach's work has been published in the Corning Museum of Glass' "New Glass Review" and Gumbo Magazine.
Leach currently works as the Assistant Director of the Glass Education Exchange (GEEX) and produces the GEEX Talks lecture series.