Hackett, Mary Addison
b. Atlanta, Georgia

Mary Addison Hackett is an artist whose practice spans painting, video, and other time-based projects. Her work is grounded in the construction of meaning in day-to-day life, with the concept of home forming the foundation for an autobiographical practice concerned with the transient nature of being. She often combines performance with absurd humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones. Her work has been exhibited in alternative spaces, galleries, museums, and film/video festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad, including recent solo shows at Seed Space (Nashville); Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta); John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY); David Lusk (Nashville); and Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles); and screenings at The New York Underground Film Festival (New York, NY);  The Independent Prague Film Festival, (Prague, Czech Republic); and The Aurora Picture Show (Houston, TX).

Hackett is a 2016 Hambidge fellow and has been awarded project grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and P.O.V. Television & The American Documentary Inc. Her work has been critically reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, Burnaway, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Arts ATL, and The Nashville Scene among other publications. Public collections include the J. Paul Getty Trust and The Riverside Art Museum. 

She holds an MFA in Studio Art and Video from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA in Painting from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After an interval working out of her family home in Tennessee, she recently relocated to parcel of land in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park.
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