|Born||1947 (age 67–68)
Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973; BA, Bennington College, 1969|
|Awards||Grants, Joan Mitchell Foundation (1996), Anonymous Was a Woman (1997), and Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2007); Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art, 2009|
Maren Hassinger (born 1947) is an African-American artist. She is known for her sculpture and public art using natural and industrial materials. She works in "sculpture, installation, performance, and video."
Early Life and Education
Hassinger was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Bennington College, intending to study dance (which she had practiced since the age of five) but graduated in 1969 with a B.F.A. in sculpture. She then enrolled at UCLA to study fiber and earned her M.F.A. in 1973.
- Twelve Trees #2, Los Angeles
- Necklace of Trees, Atlanta
- Bushes at Socrates Sculpture Park, Plaza Planters and Tree Grates, Seattle
- Tall Grasses on Roosevelt Island
- Circle of Bushes, at C.W. Post Campus
- Cloud Room, at Pittsburgh International Airport
- Evening Shadows, at Cal State University 
A subway station in New York city, the Central Park North – 110th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line) station, installed a work by Hassinger during a 1998 renovation, called Message from Malcolm. It consists of mosaic panels on the platform and main fare control area's street stairs that depict quotes and writings by Malcolm X written in script and surrounded by mosaic borders.
Awards and honors
- 2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art, Maryland Institute College of Art
- "Maren Hassinger". NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture (2011). Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists (1st ed ed.). Baltimore, Md: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. p. 30. ISBN 9780615436142.
- "Maren Hassinger, Director". MICA. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- "Artwork: Message from Malcolm (Maren Hassinger)". www.nycsubway.org:. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- Women's Caucus for Art Honors MICA Graduate Faculty Maren Hassinger, Joyce Kozloff for Lifetime Achievement. Maryland Institute College of Art. February 24, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
- Maren Hassinger - Portfolio, Official site