Ava Hassinger was born in New York, and raised in Long Island and Baltimore. Her work combines the practice and use of photography, sculpture, video, and performance, generating a mélange of material and indeterminate objects. She questions the boundaries between our physical and virtual realities through an experience of hybrid emotional states. She is a graduate of NYU with a degree in Photography and Imaging and received her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently based in Philadelphia.