Leisa Rich bio
Leisa Rich draws from art and fiber art techniques and includes an array of new materials, detritus, Free Motion machine embroidery and sewing to form her dimensional 2D, sculptural and installation works. She holds Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education in Art degrees. Leisa has been featured on the PBS artist special In Context, in many books, magazines, blog interviews and more, and exhibits internationally. She has won prestigious awards. Leisa teaches in colleges, arts centers, educational institutions, her studio, and travels to teach. Previous experience includes international fashion designer, set design, wearable art business and art school director.
Extreme medical challenges and growing up in rural Canada inspired a passion for creating whimsical environments inspired by nature in which to escape from the demands of the frenetic life we lead today. Leisa's Neo-Surrealist art quilts, massive installations and sculptures, fantastical gardens and morphed trash creatures create a wonderful world.
Much of Leisa’s current work is viewer interactive; multiple pieces can be pulled off and placed on by viewers, giving them the satisfaction of entering Leisa’s world and altering it to create their own story. Leisa recently completed a permanent installation for the Dallas Museum of Art.
See her work at www.monaleisa.com