Born in South Korea and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Ajay Leister is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Philadelphia. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers and Material Studies from the Tyler School of Art, and a Master of Art in Teaching and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work explores the boundaries of experienced horrors and the role and perception of violence. He has exhibited in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Maryland where he received Jurors Award from the Maryland Federation of Art. He also as presented a solo exhibition at the Greater Reston Art Center in Virginia.