Andriy Lesiv was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1984. He studied restoration and conservation of art at the Lviv Art College of Decorative and Applied Art and the Lviv National Art Academy. He also holds a PhD in art criticism. Together, he and his wife Romana Romanyshyn form the art studio Agrafka, collaborating on books and other projects. The pair have been members of PEN Ukraine since 2019 and currently live and work in Lviv, Ukraine.