Heidi Kayser is an artist working across media including combinations of performance, sculpture, costume, video, photo and drawing. She has an MFA from the University of California, San Diego and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art’s Studio for Interrelated Media. She has received grants for her work from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Urban Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Fort Point Artist’s Community. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Massachusetts College of Art Distinguished Alumni Award.
Her work has been exhibited widely throughout New England, New York, California and internationally in Turkey, Mexico and Spain. She has been featured on National Public Radio, NECN Cable News and in publications including the Boston Globe, Art New England and the Huffington Post. In addition to serving as guest curator/juror for many shows and events and guest lecturer at academic institutions throughout New England and California, she has also been on the faculty in the Art Department at Smith College and in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art.
In 2004, she founded the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media in Boston, of which she was Director from 2004-2012. During this time, she also founded Art Technology New England, an arts advocacy and creative economy development initiative, and in 2010, both of these organizations became part of Boston Cyberarts, of which she was then Associate Director through 2012.
She is currently Art Director for Interactive Media and E-learning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.