Leisa Rich is an artist making conceptual 2D, sculptures and installations using plastics, thread, fabrics, mixed media and detritus as her primary materials. She utilizes the techniques of 3D printing as well as free motion stitching -- otherwise known as machine embroidery, a way of\"painting\" and building texture with sewing thread -- as her favored technical methods. Leisa also dyes, paints, burns, melts, hand embroiders, casts, builds and assembles, and is a perpetual experimenter.
The catalysts for much of her subject matter are personal challenges and illnesses such as deafness, and the impact of human behavior on nature and the world at large.
She has art works in the permanent collections of Emory Healthcare, The Kamm Foundation, The Dallas Museum of Art, The University of Texas, and The University of North Texas and in private collections in the U.S. and Canada.