Lesly lives in Beacon, New York and works as an artist, printer and photo educator. She holds an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art and Design. Lesly is faculty at the International Center of Photography / ICP and co-owner of Fiber Ink Studio a pigment print and drum scanning studio in Beacon. With her latest work she is at home plunged into an exploration of intimacy and the delicate nature of the relationships we try so desperately to preserve. Her first book Domestic Negotiations was published in 2014 through ICP EDU.