Lea has been showing and selling work since she was 15 year old college freshman, across four states. She was then known by R,L, Borenstein.
After studying several years in the Ann Arbor, MI, area, she moved to Chicago to attend the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a merit scholarship. She abandoned this formal education in favor of community service work with AmeriCorps, and has since been mostly self taught.
In recent years, Lea has married and given birth to beautiful twin girls. While her creative energies have been divided by her insane attempts to cultivate a flavor of domestic bliss previously unknown to sentient life, she still works on a consignment basis. Every once in a while, she even manages to work on a purely personal piece.