Born to a jazz vocalist and a lead trumpet band leader in Speedway, Indianapolis, in her formative years Lexa grew accustomed to moving often.

She earned an MFA from City University of New York, Hunter during Robert Morris and Rosalind Krauss’s tenure in 1990, and a BFA from Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts, mentored by Larry Bakke, Friedl Dzubas and Judith Rothschild, a disciple of Hans Hoffman.

Lexa is a recipient of Artists Space NY, NEA New York University, New England Foundation Arts, and Connecticut Commission of Arts individual artist Fellowships. Residencies include Michael Clark Company UK residency in the Whitney Biennial 2012. She is an Adjunct Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions and biennials, and is held in corporate and private collections.