Portrait of the artist, as seen refracted through a prism.
Emily Leach's creative practice and research focuses 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).
  Ain't I A Woman? Wisconsin Triennial
  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, April to Oct. 2022
  Letter from a Region in My Mind
  Aborn Gallery, AS220, Providence, RI, 2020
  Bridge Work 2020
  Allen Priebe and Annex Galleries, Oshkosh, WI, 2020
  email: leachylime [at] gmail [dot] com
Updated 12/2021.