HACKETT, Mary Addison
b. Atlanta, Georgia
Mary Addison Hackett (b.1961, Atlanta, GA) is an artist first trained as a painter whose work also includes photography, video, and other time-based projects. She has a documentary-style practice exploring the construction of meaning in day-to-day life. Her lens-based work often addresses issues of self-representation and combines performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.
Solo and group exhibitions include the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans); Torrance Art Museum, (Torrance, CA); Amelia Museum of Archeology (Umbria Italy); Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta); John Davis Gallery, (Hudson, NY); SUGAR, (Brooklyn, NY); PØST, Acme., and Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles); and David Lusk Gallery, Tinney Contemporary (Nashville). Her videos and short films have screened at Plexus Projects (New York); Aurora Picture Show (Houston); and The New York Underground Film Festival, among others. Most recently she was included in the 2019 Joshua Treenial (Joshua Tree, CA) and “Dreamhouse vs. Punk House” at Serious Projects in Los Angeles.
Hackett's work has been reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times and featured in numerous publications. Selected public collections include the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art.
She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in Painting from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A native of the American South, Hackett has lived and worked in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Nashville. She is currently based in Joshua Tree, California.