Emily Leon is an Art Historian, Independent Scholar, Digital Humanist, Esotericist, & Drummer currently based in the American Southwest. She holds an MA in Digital Art History from Duke University and a BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Presentations & Conferences
“Between the Physical & Psychical: Esoteric Representation of Nature in the Work of Hilma af Klint,” Thought Forms Lecture Series, Sacred Bones Instagram Live [@sacredbones], November 19, 2020, 7pm EST.
“Spiritual Flora: Abstraction, Spiritualism, and Botany in Séance Drawings,” Esotericism and the Scientific Imagination, Association for the Study of Esotericism Biannual Conference, Davis, CA, May 14-17, 2020. CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
“Analyzing the Crisis of Hilma af Klint: The Digital and Analog Analysis of Spirituality, Abstraction, and Art,” Digital Archaeology Group, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, NL, Canada, March 1, 2019.
Triadic Intimacy & the Sound of Secrets. Kansas: Inside the Castle, 2023.
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. https://www.arlisna.org/publications/reviews/1617-hilma-af-klint-notes-and-methods.
Exhibition Catalogue Essays
“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.
ProQuest: “Analyzing the Crisis of Hilma Af Klint: The Digital and Analog Analysis of Spirituality, Abstraction, and Art.” Order No. 10976180, Duke University, 2018. https://login.proxy.lib.duke.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.proxy.lib.duke.edu/docview/2169923267?accountid=10598.
Podcast: Emily Leon, “Walking”, on Cartopods, Ep. 2, “Islands”, 2021.