Hackett, Mary Addison
Born: Atlanta, GA
Mary Addison Hackett is a visual artist whose work is grounded in the construction of meaning, memory, and representation in day-to-day life. Her practice includes painting, video, documentary, writing, and other time-based projects, and often combines performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.
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. She has been critically reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and other publications. Alongside her arts practice, Hackett has been a guest contributor to Two Coats of Paint, Burnaway, and The Nashville Scene. She is an active board member of COOP, a curatorial collective based in Nashville, TN, and the founder of Smack Handy Films, an artist-run media production company focused on documentary work and personal stories.
Hackett earned her MFA in Studio Art/Video from The University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in Painting from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.