Lise Kjaer lives and works in New York. Kjaer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw where she received an MFA with Distinction in 1992. Following her degree, Kjaer continued to work at the academy as a teaching assistent to professor Jacek Dyrzynski in the Studio for Visual Structures. Kjaer received a doctoral degree in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2008, and she currently teaches art history (specializing in twentieth century and contemporary art) at the City College. She has exhibited internationally in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland and the United States, and been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, Bamse Kragh-Jacobsen’s Award, and been a fellow of NIFCA, a Nordic artist in residency program in Helsinki, Finland.