Maren Hassinger, a Los Angeles native, has mounted many solo exhibitions and participated in more than 120 group shows. Her work is included in more than 34 catalogs and in the public collections of AT&T and Pittsburgh Airport. The Anonymous Was A Woman and International Association of Art Critics awards recipient has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, and ARTnews, and received grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hassinger has been Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art, one of the oldest programs of its type in America since 1997. The Rinehart School of Sculpture is at the center of innovation in this evolving medium, where students work in a wide range of mediums and approaches—from stone-carving and metals casting to installations and time-based art such as video and performance.
Hassinger’s upcoming solo shows include presentations at Art + Practice in Los Angeles, Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland, and Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City. Group shows planned for 2018 include presentations at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Rubin Foundation in New York City, De Paul University in Chicago, and the continuation of shows from 2017—"Magnetic Fields" and "We Wanted a Revolution." Hassinger will also participate in artist talks and various interventions at Cooper Union, Yale (critiques), Bennington College, Williams College, Vermont Studio Center and USC (honoring Senga Nengudi). Hassinger’s public artwork, "Monuments," will be presented in Marcus Garvey Park in New York City—sponsored by The Studio Museum in Harlem.