Leslee Broersma had the honor of being awarded artist residencies in Italy at Fusion Art Gallery in Turin in 2016, and at La Macina di San Cresci residency in Greve in Chianti in 2022. It is here that she has been able to work on her 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, Colorado. She is the recipient of a WESTAF/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a New Forms/Andy Warhol Foundation Project Grant, and a Colorado Council for the Arts Fellowship. Her work has been shown at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts; the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut; The University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum; and the Temple Art Gallery in Philadelphia. She was selected as one of 100 photographers at the prestigious portfolio review Review Santa Fe 2017. Ms. Broersma taught photography and digital art at the University of Colorado Boulder until 2019, and currently spends her time in Europe or at the US/Mexico border working on photography projects.