Leslee Broersma received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She went on to teach photography and digital art at the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado. Leslee is currently working on photography projects in two disparate locations: the Rio Grande Valley at the US/Mexico border and western Europe. She was granted artist residencies in Italy - at the Fusion Art Gallery in Turin and La Macina di San Cresci in Greve in Chianti - in 2016 and 2022 respectively. Participating in the residencies allowed her to work on her ongoing series Academia: Interior Landscapes. The series was featured in BuzzFeed in September 2019 and was exhibited as part of the 2019 Month of Photography exhibition The Act of Selection at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. Ms. Broersma has received several grants over the years including a WESTAF/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a New Forms/Andy Warhol Foundation Project Grant, a Colorado Council for the Arts Fellowship, as well as numerous faculty grants from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her photography and video work has been shown at The DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, Temple Art Gallery in Philadelphia, the University of Colorado Art Museum, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. In 2017, she was selected as one of the photographers for the CENTER's prestigious portfolio review Review Santa Fe. Ms. Broersma taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder until 2019 and currently spends her time traveling and working on her photography projects.