Mary Sherman is an artist and the founder and director of TransCultural Exchange. She also serves as the grants writer for TransCultural Exchange, which has received support from UNESCO, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Asian Cultural Council, among others. Additionally, she teaches at Boston College and Northeastern University and, in 2010, served as the interim Associate Director of MIT's Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. For her own work, she has received numerous grants and awards, including three Fulbright Specialist Grants (Trondheim, Taipei, and Istanbul), and has been an artist-in-residence at such institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Taipei Artist Village. She is a frequent guest lecturer on funding for artists, has served on juries for such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, and has lectured widely (including at Goldsmith University, MIT and Harvard University). Further, for more than 20 years, she worked as an art critic for such publications as The Chicago Sun-Times, ARTnews, Boston Globe and Boston Review.