Inspired by teaching and facilitating art-making, Keesje Fischer has worked with artists as young as 2 and as old as 105! Currently, she works with Art with Elders and also with the residents of the dementia unit at Rhoda Goldman Plaza assisted living. Community projects have included serving as artist-in-resident at the NY Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, as well as working with children and adults to paint murals in Oakland, Amsterdam and NYC. In 2010, a grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance funded public art piece “Landscape of No Away,” a community garden made from recycled bottles installed outdoors at the A Subway station. A graduate of Utrecht School of the Arts, Keesje has exhibited at Hotel Amsterdam (NL), Barrow Theater (NYC), Danica Gallery in St. Croix, Minna Street Gallery (SF). Now living in San Francisco, Keesje enjoys the surprises in the process of monotype, and the challenges in making her distinctive marks in drawing and painting.