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Maren Hassinger, Director

Maren Hassinger

Maren Hassinger was born in Los Angeles in 1947. After studying dance and sculpture at Bennington College, she completed her MFA in Fiber Arts at UCLA. While in Los Angeles, she began making sculptures with bent, twisted and frayed wire rope and created and participated in numerous performances in Los Angeles. Now based in New York City, Hassinger continues to create sculptures, installations, videos, performances and public artworks that deal with equality and our changing relationship to nature. Hassinger has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of many awards and honors including grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Gottlieb Foundation, Anonymous was a Woman and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for the Arts. Since 1997 she has been the Director of Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.