Kirsten Hassenfeld’s sculptural paper and assemblage works are known for their innovative use of materials and intricate construction. Born in Albany, New York, Kirsten studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She has shown at venues such as The Brooklyn Museum, PS1, and the Jewish Museum in New York. She has created large-scale permanent installations for numerous institutions, public and private. She has received grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and, in 2014, was named a St. Gaudens Memorial Fellow, an award given for excellence in sculpture. Her work has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times Magazine, Frieze, the Village Voice and Interview Magazine. She lives and works in Brooklyn.