1998: Masters of Fine Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1997: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1994: Bachelors of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Selected Awards & Honors

2015: Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship, Cornish, New Hampshire

2009: Individual Artist Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts

2006: Individual Artist Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

2005: Workspace Program, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, New York

2004: The Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, New York, New York

2003: Artist’s Studio Residency & Emerging Artist Fellowship, Smack-Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, New York

2001: Artist’s Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

1998: Visual Arts Fellow, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Massachusetts


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019: “Everlasting Revolution” Gold/Scopophilia Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey

2017: “private collection” West 10th Window, Art in Buldings/Time Equities, New York, NY

2016: "Arrangements" Saint-Gardens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

2012: “Cabin Fever” Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

2011: Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2009: Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, Rhode Island

2009: David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

2009: Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2007: "Dans La Lune" Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas

2004: “Objects of Virtue” Bellwether Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019: “Voracious Eye” Abrazo Gallery, The Clemente, New York, New York

2018: “Radical Vernacular” Gold/Scopophilia Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey

2018: “The Neo-Victorians” The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

2017: “Put Me in the Zoo” Lucien Terras, New York, New York

2016: “The Swerve” Ortega y Gasset Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2014: “Source Material” Lehman College, Bronx, New York

2013-2014: “Material Transformations” (travelling) Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama & the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2013: “Some Assembly Required” Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, New York

2012: “Fairytales, Fantasy and Fear” Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

2012: “American Dreamers” Center for Contemporary Culture at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

2008: “All of This is Melting Away” Royal/T, Culver City, California

2008: “475 Kent Lives” Queens Museum at Bulova Corporate Headquarters, Queens, New York

2007: “Material Pursuits” Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington

2007: “I Want Candy” The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

2007: “The Last Seduction” Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2006: “Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin” Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2006:“The Hanukkah Project: Works of Light by Eight Contemporary Artists” The Jewish Museum, New York, New York

2006: “Crafty”, curated by Lisa Tung, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetta College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

2005: “ArtReview 25: Emerging Artists in America” Phillips de Pury, New York, New York

2005: “Greater NY” PS1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York

2005: "Heavenly, or A Slice of White” Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, New York

2004: "Semiprecious" project for the Public Art Fund, Metrotech Commons, Brooklyn, New York  

2004: "Hello Chelsea" Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

2004: “Open House: Working in Brooklyn” Brooklyn Museum of Art

2003: “Stroke” Schroeder-Romero, Brooklyn, New York

2002: “Next Next” curated by Dan Cameron, The Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York

2002: “She’s Crafty” White Columns, New York, New York

2002: “Frigid” Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2002: “Made In Brooklyn” Wythe Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2001: “Pattern and Decoration” The Mills Building Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000: “Economy of Means” Untitled Space, New Haven, Connecticut

2000: “The Drawing Show” Curated by Ellen Gallagher Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Two Person Exhibitions

2010: Esther Massry Gallery, College of St. Rose, Albany, New York

2010: Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

Selected Press

“Paper Palace: Kirsten Hassenfeld” Ellen Burney, Lula, Issue 15, 2012

“Hunterdon Museum Showcases Handcrafted Efforts” Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, April 15, 2012

“Kirsten Hassenfeld at Peter Mendenhall Gallery” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2011

“Delicate and Electric Paper Forms” Kimberly Brooks, Huffington Post, November 22, 2011

“Something Borrowed” Annie Larmon, The Portland Phoenix, June 29, 2010

“A Sculptural display of promise and portent” Daniel Kany, The Portland Press Herald, June 27, 2010

“Capsule Preview” Brian Gloslow, Artscope, July/August, 2010

"Kirsten Hassenfeld, Critics Pick" Leora Maltz-Leca,, October 2009

“Kirsten Hassenfeld’s obsession with paper” Bill Van Sicklen, Providence Journal, September 3, 2009

“Dark and light sides of pleasure” Providence and Boston Phoenix, September 2, 2009

“Rock, scissors, paper” June Wulff, The Boston Globe, August 28, 2009

“Kirsten Hassenfeld and Jennie Jones” ArtReview, April 2009

"Paper Pushers", Meredith Mendelsohn, ARTNews, May 2007

"From Carved Creatures to Disneyland Rugs" Ken Johnson, The Boston Globe, September 24 2006

"Consumed", Sam Jacob, ArtReview, November 2006

"Kirsten Hassenfeld" Merrily Kerr, Art on Paper, 2005

“Kirsten Hassenfeld, Bellwether"", Michele C. Cone, ARTnews, January 2005

“Kirsten Hassenfeld” Gae Savannah, Sculpture Magazine, May 2005

“Presence of Light” Jill Conne, Sculpture Magazine, March 2005

“The ArtReview 25: Emerging US Artists” Daniel Kunitz and Joao Ribas, ArtReview March 2005

“Kirsten Hassenfeld” Katie Stone, Frieze, January/February 2005

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“I Dos and Don’ts” Project for The New York Times Magazine, January16 2005

“Kirsten Hassenfeld at Bellwether” Matthew Guy Nichols, Art in America, November 2004

“Kirsten Hassenfeld, Objects of Virtue” Jennifer Coates, TimeOut New York, October 7 2004

"Kirsten Hassenfeld, Critics Pick" Martha Schwendener,, September 2004

“Show World: Kirsten Hassenfeld” Jane Harris, The Village Voice, September 24 2004

“Kirsten Hassenfeld: Objects of Virtue” Julie Morton, New York Press, September 22 2004

“Kirsten Hassenfeld" Tony Moxham, Interview Magazine, September 9 2004

“Open House: Working in Brooklyn” Joe Hill, Contemporary, Issue 65, 2004

“Borough Hall” Jerry Saltz, The Village Voice, May 5 2004

“Frigid” Megan Heuer, Art Seen, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2002

“Frigid” Martha Schwendener, TimeOut New York, January 24 2002



"Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors" Antonia Edwards, Prestel, London, 2015

“Unfolded: Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry” Petra Schmidt and Nicola Stattmann, Birkhauser, Basel, Switzerland, 2009

“Blue Ware Ornamental” handmade paper edition published by Dieu Donné Papermill 2008

“By Hand: the Use of Craft in Contemporary Art” Shu Hung and Joseph Magliano, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, New York, 2007

“Treasury: A Musical Jewelry Box” limited edition published by CerealArt 2006

“Curio” mixed media print published by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum Associates 2006