Tiril Hasselknippe was born in Arendal, Norway in 1984. She studied at the Malmö Art Academy. In her art practice, Hasselknippe is interested in sculpture as a physical object and as an extension of the person. Her artistic influences are taken from popular culture: literature, film, and art. The sculpture series Surfboards is particularly associated with surfing culture in California. Hasselknippe primarily works with sculpture, but she also writes impressionist texts. Surfboards (Vattenhuset) is Hasselknippe’s first site-specific sculpture for a public space. Tiril Hasselknippe resides in Oslo and Malmö.