Heidi Kayser is an artist, curator and writer. In 2004, she founded Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, of which she was Director from 2004-2012. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art’s Studio for Interrelated Media, she has also completed coursework in pre-medical studies and the Graduate Viola Performance Studio at Boston University. She has exhibited at Smith College, Worcester Art Museum, Bakalar Gallery, Arnheim Gallery, Schiltkamp Gallery, Melle Finelli Gallery, FPAC Gallery, the Artists Foundation, Art Interactive, Godine Gallery, among others. She has received grants for public art commissions from Urban Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Fort Point Artist’s Community. She has guest lectured at many Boston area institutions including Northeastern, RISD, SMFA, Wentworth and MassArt. In 2009, she founded Art Technology New England, an arts advocacy and creative economy development initiative. In addition to curating exhibitions for Axiom, Boston Cyberarts and Atlantic Wharf, she has served as juror, reviewer and organizer for many shows and events throughout New England. She has been adjunct faculty in the Art Department at Smith College, and in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art, and in 2011, was awarded the MassArt Distinguished Alumni Award. She was the Associate Director of Boston Cyberarts from 2009-2012, before leaving Boston to pursue an MFA at the University of California, San Diego, where she is currently an MFA candidate as well as Assistant Curator of the new UCSD Visual Arts Gallery/Space for Transdisciplinary Experiments, a collaboration between the UCSD Visual Arts Department and the Jacobs School of Engineering.