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Studio #
387

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 1 #124

Jenn Hassin

Multidisciplinary
Remnants
Remnants

2020, Handmade paper pulp remnants, 12 x 9 in.

$1,000

NFS

2020, Handmade paper pulp remnants, 12 x 9 in.
Remnants

2020, Handmade paper pulp remnants, 12 x 9 in.

$ 1,000.00 USD

NFS

Dead Horse Bay
Dead Horse Bay

2019, Found glass and ceramics slumped together in the kiln, 8 x 8 x 2 in.

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Scraps
Scraps

2021, Remnants from making a cup where pulp made from the clothing the artist was raped in was mixed with clay and then cremated in the kiln, 6 x 9 x 44198 in.

$750

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Moulting
Moulting

2019, Paper pulp handmade out of the clothing the artist was raped in, mixed with her loved-ones clothing, matte medium, buttons, gold thread. Performed in an acrylic box that replicates a twin mattress using water poured out of a porcelain paper cup made by artist, 64 x 20 x 2 in.

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Respecting Trauma
Respecting Trauma

2020, Fired porcelain dipped long-stem flowers, glazed with glass and sand, embedded into pulp made out of the sheets that the artist's close friend was raped on, mounted onto a plywood cradled frame, 40 x 90 x 4 in.

$20,000

Available in-studio and in online shop

Remnants
Remnants

2020, Handmade paper pulp remnants, 12 x 9 in.

$1,000

Available in-studio and in online shop

Amalgam: leftover pulp made from clothing with histories of trauma such as death, military action, rape and violence, as well as pulp from paper making workshops with children recycling their own clothing and pulp made out of military uniforms at veteran paper making workshops
Amalgam: leftover pulp made from clothing with histories of trauma such as death, military action, rape and violence, as well as pulp from paper making workshops with children recycling their own clothing and pulp made out of military uniforms at veteran paper making workshops

2021, Handmade paper pulp, 10 x 12 ft.

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Jenn Hassin

About the Artist

Jenn Hassin is a Texas born artist and currently lives south of Austin. She graduated from Columbia University’s Master of Fine Arts program with a focus on Social Practice and Installation. She graduated with a degree in Studio Art in 2012 from Saint Edward’s University after serving in the United States Air Force. Some of her most poignant installations, Letters of Sacrifice and A Battle Lost, are currently on display in West Point at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School in New York. Hassin’s work has been exhibited at the Pentagon, a Smithsonian curated body of work, as well as in private collections at universities, in patron’s homes, and places of business. She is inspired by research and facts, which often revolve around some sort of tragedy or trauma. Hassin uses found materials, such as clothing, paper, metal, ceramics and glass, that she transforms and manipulates to create a visual for her subject matter, giving the material itself a voice in her art. Jenn Hassin currently works out of her studio, where she makes layered conceptual pieces with every intention of making a difference through her art.

Artist Statement

My work is a labor of love. I collect personal artifacts that have embedded histories of trauma. Sheets from a rape victim, prison uniforms that have been worn down or military gear that has seen more than battle, are examples of what I find in my possession. Once I receive these objects, I have only one rule: to transform them. They become wall hangings, installations and sculptures, thus allowing the matter itself a voice in my art. I explore my beliefs around life after tragedy through community engagement with the intention of collectively transforming trauma. My intention is to bring communities together to create dialogue and conversation that is meaningful enough to spark discussions, making viewers listen, ponder and become hungry for knowledge. These issues of trauma stem from sexual violence, the injustices within our justice system, physical abuse, death, our military, suicide and mental illness, to name a few. I am inspired by transformative processes, aiming to be an alchemist, I turn these belongings of traumatic histories into a sort of gold. For example, I use military uniforms, prison uniforms or the clothing one associates with their rape, and reconstruct them into soft paper that I manipulate into large-scale installations. I use cold-hard statistics to discuss facts behind these issues in order to drive home a point, using one unit for each life represented, giving the paper a voice in which it represents. Creating beauty on a one-to-one ratio is important in my art in that it emphasizes the experience of the individual. Pretty portrait or not, I believe we each exist more honestly in our own raw materials. When I can make beauty out of these materials, these raw pieces, I find it to be the fuel to keep making.

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