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About the Founder

Emily Leon is an Independent Scholar, Art Historian, Drummer, Performer, Sound Enthusiast, & Research Assistant in The Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She holds an MA in Digital Art History from Duke University and a BA in Art History summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Collaborative Biannual Artzine: envelop/p/e, issue #2. Curated by Laurent Estoppey, 2019.

Essay(s) in Books: “Sonic Selves & the Rune-Filled Ear.” In Patrick Farmer, ed. Azimuth, an ecology of the ear. England: Oxford Brookes University, 2019.

Hilma af Klint Foundation Website (forthcoming): “Analyzing the Crisis of Hilma af Klint: The Digital and Analog Analysis of Spirituality, Abstraction, and Art.”

Book Review: Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, ed. Christine Burgin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. In Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA Reviews), January 7, 2019.

ProQuest: Leon, Emily Virginia. “Analyzing the Crisis of Hilma Af Klint: The Digital and Analog Analysis of Spirituality, Abstraction, and Art.” Order No. 10976180, Duke University, 2018.

Liner Notes: Polyorchard. Red October. Jeb Bishop, Laurent Estoppey, Shawn Galvin, David Menestres, 2017. Limited Edition Cassette. Liner notes.

Catalog Text: “Considerations on Michaela Davies.” In Engineering the Future: As part of V&A Digital Design Weekend 2016, Irini Papadimitriou, Andrew Prescott, Jon Rogers, eds. United Kingdom: Uniform Communications Ltd., 2016.

Liner Notes: Polyorchard. Color Theory in Black and White. Jeb Bishop, Chris Eubank, Laurent Estoppey, David MenestresDan Ruccia. 2015. CD. Liner notes.

Notable Performances:

Nakatani Gong Orchestra. Kings. Raleigh, NC, 2017.

Duty. CURRENTS New Media Festival. Santa Fe, NM, 2016.

Nakatani Gong Orchestra. CAM Raleigh. Raleigh, NC, 2014.