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Multi-disciplinary artist Maren Hassinger talks about the career she has crafted to explore connections between the industrial and natural worlds while incorporating dance, performance, sculpture, and collaboration. In particular, she discusses her work Nature Sweet Nature.
This recorded talk was presented on November 18, 2020 as a part of Material Concerns, an artist lecture series fundraiser organized by the Advisory Board of the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum. The funds raised during the events support equitable collections acquisitions from artists of difference.
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About Maren Hassinger
Maren Hassinger (b. 1947) earned her BA from Bennington College and her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. Hassinger lives and works in New York City following her 20 year tenure as the Director of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. During a career that has spanned more than four decades, Hassinger has explored relationships between the industrial and natural worlds, and issues of equality, in a practice that is both meditative, critical, and collaborative.
Selected recent solo exhibitions include Monuments (Corner #1) at Connecticut Avenue Overlook, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. (upcoming); Tree of Knowledge at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL (2019); Passing Through at Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2019); Monuments at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (2019); Monuments in Marcus Garvey Park for the Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2018); The Spirit of Things, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA, which traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (2018); Maren Hassinger: A Retrospective, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (2015).
Hassinger is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City.