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Leisa Rich

525 Danube Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Phone: 404-252-2567    E-mail:   





2007      Master of Fine Arts in Fibers, The University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

1993      Bachelor of Education in Art, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

1982      Bachelor of Fine Art in Fibers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan



Present      Self-Employed Art Educator

2008-13     GASP- Teacher (Art), The Galloway School, Atlanta, Georgia

                  Teacher (Art), Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia; SEFAA


2007-09     Teaching Artist, The High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2005          Teaching Assistant in Fibers, The University of North Texas School of Visual Art, Denton, TX.

                  Teaching Assistant- Design 1,The University of North Texas School of Visual Art, Denton, TX.

2002-04     Director/Teacher, Art & Beyond School of Art for Children and Adults, Coppell, Texas



2012      Collaboration, Connecting the Dots, with Terri Dilling; Sponsors: The Center For Chemical      

              Evolution and NASA, Spruill Art Center Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2010      Solo, Inconsistencies: Stitching Past to Present, Fine Arts Blount Space, Maryville, Tennessee

2009      Solo, Beauty From the Beast, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2007      Solo, (in)CONSEQUENTIAL, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

2005      Two person, beyond COLOR, The University of North Texas Union Gallery, Denton, Texas     

2001      Solo, Under the Surface- Recent Works by Leisa Rich, Focus Gallery, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas



2013      Object Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, California

              UrbanFronts, AIA, installation with Sixfold Collective, Atlanta, Georgia

              Connecting Threads, LAX, Los Angeles, California

              National Fiber Directions 2013, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

              Fantastic Fibers 2013, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky

              The Motherload Project, curator Lesli Robertson and Natalie Macellaio, Prescott College Art

              Gallery, Prescott, Arizona and on-line

              Teapots! 7th Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

              Georgia Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, georgia

2012      All Mixed Up, dk Gallery, Marietta, Georgia

              Fibers, Wonderroot Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

              New Fibers ’12, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan

              de rerum natura, World of Threads Exhibition, Oakville/Toronto, Ontario, Canada

              Surface and Structure, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

              Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

              Fibers, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, curator Angela Nichols, Madison, GA

2011      LAIR, Sixfold Collective, Abernathy Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

              Volusia Wrapped in Fiber, Gateway Center for the Arts, DeBary, Florida

              Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

              Collective Thread, The University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

2010      Fiberart International, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania- through 2011

              The Sculpted Wall, The Terminus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2009      National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

              Quilt National 2009, The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio- touring through 2011

              Spotlight 2009, American Craft Council Exhibition, Kennesaw, Georgia  

2008      AAC Annual National Juried Exhibition, AAC Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

              Led By Thread, Target Gallery- Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia

              Mining the Surface: New Sensibilities in Art Textiles, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2010-2012  Fiberart International, Venue One-Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                                                          Venue Two-Memorial Art Center, Rochester, NY

2010            Sum of the Parts, Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, Kansas

2009            Sum of the Parts, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana

2008            Sum of the Parts, Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

                    Sum of the Parts, J. Wayne Stark Gallery, College Station, Texas

2002- 2005  Masterpieces: A Voyage of Self Discovery, Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art traveling 

                     exhibition venues:

                     International Quilt Market, Houston, Texas 2002

                  International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas 2002

                     Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, 2003

                     International Quilt market, Portland, Oregon, 2003

                     Craft and Quilt Fair, Melbourne,VIC, Australia 2004

                   Craft and Quilt Fair, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2004

                  Craft and Quilt Fair, Perth, WA, Australia 2004

                     Craft and Quilt Fair, Launceston, TAS, Australia 2004

                     Senior Expo, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2004

                   Husquvarna Fabric Museum, Sweden 2005

                     Quilt Show, France 2005



2013      Honorable Mention, Georgia Artists: A Juried Exhibit, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

              Award of Excellence, Surface Design Association, Fabricate Exhibition, San Antonia, TX

2008      Second Place Award, Atlanta Artist Center National Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia

2007      Distinguished Jury Award, Earth Matters,The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas            

              Juror’s Award, Materials: Hard and Soft Exhibition, The Meadows Gallery-The Center for the

              Visual Arts, Denton, Texas


2013:     Plastics in Fiber: Creative Friend or Environmental Foe? Fiber Art Now Summer ‘13 (author)

                 Mastering the Art of Embroidery, Chronicle Books, p. 249-250

            Morgan Contemporary Glass’ teapots exhibit pours on the creativity: Review-Pittsburgh Tribune


              Inspiration: Leisa Rich, Stitches magazine, p. 43

              Repetition and Ritual at Hudgens Center, Atlanta, Georgia, by Leisa Rich (author)


2012:     Contemporary Sculptors: 84 International Sculptors, Schiffer, p. 170-171

              World of Threads, Leisa Rich, Interview 79


              The Best of America Sculpture, Kennedy Publishing

2011:     Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape, Atlanta Art Now

              The Studio Quilt, No.6: State of the Art, Sandra Sider

2010:     Hand to Hand: 195 Artists Witness the Iraq War, Cecelia Kane, Blurb Publishing, p. 281 & 327

              Unique Fiber Art…

              Sweet Station Leisa Rich

              Threads of Reconnection

2009:     Quilt National 2009, Lark Books, p.49

              Artist Leisa Rich Gets to the Root of the Problem, Cinque Hicks


2008:     Best of America Sculpture Artists and Artisans, Volume 1, Kennedy Publishing, p.85

              Visual Arts review, Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 28, 2008, section H10

2006/07 PBS, In Context, Featured Artist, Televised Interview

2005      Out of Site,

2002      Alliance for American Quilts Association, Quilters S.O.S. Save Our Stories, Oral history



The Dallas Museum of Art- permanent, interactive installation, installed November 2011

The Kamm Teapot Foundation, 2012 and 2013 permanent collection

The University of North Texas

The University of Texas- Pan American


Private collections. List available upon request.