HACKETT, Mary Addison

b. Atlanta, Georgia

Mary Addison Hackett (b.1961) is an artist whose work includes painting, photography, video, and other time-based projects as a means of examining everyday life. Her practice is informed by philosophical inquiry and a feminist perspective. 

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; 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, Plexus Projects, and The New York Underground Film Festival.

Her awards include grants by the Bay Area Video Coalition, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and several artist residences. Her work has been reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times and featured in numerous other publications. 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. Mary Addison Hackett received her MFA in Studio Art/Video from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in Painting from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hackett is currently based in Joshua Tree, California.