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Kirsten Hassenfeld moved to New York in 1999 and has been living and working in Brooklyn ever since. She focused on making sculptural works from paper until 2012, when recycled materials and objects became her primary medium. Originally a printmaker, she most recently has turned her attention to large-scale woven wall works.
Hassenfeld received a Saint Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in 2014 and has also been a Pollock-Krasner grant recipient, and a grantee of the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has been a studio resident at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio, Smack Mellon Studio, and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work has been shown at such venues as the Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum in New York, and PS1/MoMa.