HACKETT, MARY ADDISON
Mary Addison Hackett (b.1961) is an artist who documents her day-to-day life as a catalyst for ongoing critical investigation. Her work is prompted by curiosity and fleeting moments in the everyday world. Her lens-based work often addresses issues of self-representation, combining performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones. Since the early 90s, Hackett has worked towards a conceptual practice of folding her art and life into one another. Her practice spans painting, photography, video, and writing.
Hackett earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she spent several years documenting rural life in Joshua Tree, California before returning to the American South in 2021. She was a 2022 Nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship Grant and is currently based in Nashville.