HACKETT, Mary Addison


b. 1961 Atlanta, Georgia


Mary Addison Hackett is an artist originally from the American South, currently based in Joshua Tree, California. She has a diaristic practice using banal aspects of her day-to-day life as a means of ongoing critical investigation. Her work spans painting, photography, writing, and performative video.


Since the early 90s, Hackett has exhibited and screened her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including the Joshua Treenial at BoxoPROJECTS in Joshua Tree, California; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California; ACME., PØST, Serious Topics, and Kristi Engle Gallery, all in Los Angeles; Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta; John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York; Tinney Contemporary and David Lusk Gallery, in Nashville, Tennessee. Film screenings include the Aurora Picture Show (Houston, TX); Plexus Projects (Brooklyn, NY); and The New York Underground Film Festival, among others.


She is a Hambidge fellow and has received grants and awards from the Desert X Artist Relief Fund, Bay Area Video Coalition, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Her work has been reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times and featured in Float Magazine, Burnaway, and ArtsATL, among others. Hackett’s work is included in the Joanie4Jackie archive, a film compilation zine created by Miranda July, and held in public collections including the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Music City Center Collection, the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, and private collections throughout the United States.


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 currently teaches painting and photography at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, California, and is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta.