Bryleigh Morsink received her Bachelor of Design with honours from Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. She went on to complete a Masters of Fine Arts at the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Bryleigh moved to Vienna, Austria in 2005 where she was employed as an archivist in the department of architecture at the Albertina Museum until 2007. In that same year she was awarded a research fellowship by the Kulka Foundation to continue her work on the émigré architect Henry Kulka, whose archive is housed in the Albertina Museum. In 2008, she became assistant to the head of exhibition management at the Albertina, Dr. Margarete Heck, working alongside her on projects such as the hugely successful Van Gogh exhibition. She joined the University of Applied Arts as a research assistant in the Design History and Theory department in August 2010 and is the archivist for the Victor J. Papanek Foundation, which holds at its centre the newly acquired archive and library of Papanek’s working life.