HACKETT, Mary Addison
b. Atlanta, Georgia
Mary Addison Hackett (b.1961) is an artist whose work explores mundane aspects of contemporary and domestic life. Her diaristic practice is informed by philosophical inquiry and a feminist perspective, and encompasses painting, photography, video, performance.
She has exhibited at ACME., PØST, Serious Topics, and Kristi Engle Gallery in Los Angeles; the 2019 Joshua Treenial in Joshua Tree, California, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California, the Amelia Museum of Archeology in Umbria, Italy, Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York, and COOP and David Lusk Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. Her videos and short films have screened at the Aurora Picture Show in Houston Texas, and in New York at Plexus Projects and The New York Underground Film Festival, among others
She is the recipient of projects grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission, BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition), Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and several artist residences. Her work has been reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times and published thrice in New American Paintings. Hackett’s work is held in public collections including the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Hackett grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. 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. She is currently based in Joshua Tree, California.