Mary Addison HACKETT

b.  Atlanta, Georgia
Lives and works: Joshua Tree, California

MFA, Studio Art/Video, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
BFA, Painting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


2016    Seed Space, Nashville, TN
2016    Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2014    David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013    Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2013    Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
2012    Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
2012    John Davis Gallery, Carriage House, Hudson, NY
2011    Track 13 Gallery, Cummins Station, Nashville, TN
2011    Flying Solo Exhibition Series, Nashville Int’l Airport, Nashville, TN
2010    Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007    TAG Art Gallery, Nashville, TN
2005    McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA
2004    Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2003    Gallery 825 at Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002    Zone 9 Art Flatfile Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992    Chromosome Paintings and Small Collages, Quadrant, Chicago, IL


2018    Con - Testi , Opere e Dialoghi, ROMA - LOS ANGELES, Galleria Sinopia, Roma, Italia
2018    Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH 
2017    Collections, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN
2017    Various Positions, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN
2016    Broadcast, Keystone Gallery, curated by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno, Los Angeles, CA
2016    Encore, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2016    Gallery Tally, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2016    Absolutely Incredible, Apothecary Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2015    Art in America, Tiger Strikes Asteroid at the Satellite Show, Miami, FL
2015    SPE Caucus Exhibition, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
2015    Right Before My Eyes, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
2015    Gallery Tally Poster Project, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014    XX Redux: Revisiting a Feminist Collective, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange,CA*
2014    Tracers Takes Over, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio * 
2014    Monuments, Hotel Soap & Linear Progressions, Brownlee O. Currey Gallery, Watkins, Nashville, TN
2013    Levitational, LAX, curated by John O’Brien, Los Angeles, CA
2013    Mas Attack, L.A. MART, curated by Max Presneill & Artra Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
2012    About Face, ACME., curated by Daniel Weinberg, Los Angeles, CA
2012    To Live and Paint in LA, Torrance Art Museum, curated by Max Presneill, Jason Ramos, Torrance, CA
2012    Hot Paint, Weekend, curators: Jay Erker & John Mills, Los Angeles, CA
2012    Line up Round 4, From the Gut with Heart, SUGAR, curated by Gwendolyn Skaggs, Brooklyn, NY
2012    10 Years L.A. @ Foundation Kaus Australis, curated by Carl Berg, The Prospectus, West Hollywood, CA
2011    Chainletter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011    Asynchronous Salon, curated by Carla Knopp, Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
2011    Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2011    Everything's Coming Up Roses, curated by ML McCorkel, WG News + Art, Brooklyn, NY
2011    reFORM, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010    Devise and Evolve, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
2010    Rebus Reconstructuring, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, curated by John O’Brien, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Here and Now, Artra Curatorial at T-Lofts, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Rebus, Amelia Museum of Archeology, curated by John O’Brien, Umbria, Italy
2009    Objct: of My Confection, Objct Gallery, curated by Veronica Fernandez, Pomona, CA
2008    More Than a Feeling, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, curated by Chris Acuna-Hanson, Whittier, CA
2008    Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (May)
2008    Pleased to Meet You, TAG Gallery, Nashville, TN (June)
2007    Art in the Embassy Program, U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay
2007    F*CK YOU/Commentary, Criticism, Yacht Club Gallery, Detroit, MI
2006    Off the Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA 
2006    Scapes- Environments Interpreted, Irvine Fine Arts Center, curated by Matt May, Irvine, CA
2006    Consumerism & Product #2, Gallery Revisited, curated by Leora Lutz, Los Angeles, CA
2004    Made In California, City of Brea Gallery, curated by James Elaine, Brea, CA
2003    Painting's Edge, Idyllwild Park Exhibition Center, curated by Roland Reiss, Idyllwild, CA
2003    Out of the Digital Domain, Irvine Fine Arts Center, curated by Carl Berg, Irvine, CA
2003    Peter Frank Selects, Don O’Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2001    Southern California Open, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
1996    Moving Images: Youth on Urban Life, DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995    Songs About My Mother, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
1993    Fluxus Vivus, performance with Fluxus artists, Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL


Serial Box Projects, Columbia, MO (Solo, Digital Projection)
Focus Check
12th Annual New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
My Mother’s Pants
Suite: A Hotel Room Show, Chicago, IL
Bedmaking Video
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
Cannes You Dig it? Video Lounge at Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France
 —Plastic Ass Takes a Trip
 Eye-for-an-I Cinema, Boulder, Colorado
Independent Exposure’s All-Erotic Shorts Program, Seattle, WA; The Can at Club 7 Studios, Tacoma,WA; Artist's TV Access, San Francisco, CA; The Mansion, Baltimore, MD
 Euro Underground Film Festival, The Erotic Show. Traveled to: Kino Mikro & Theatre Lazina, Krakow, Poland
The Independent Prague Film Festival, The Erotic Show. Traveled to:  Prague, Czech Republic; Berlin, Germany; House of Cinema, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Sync, online film festival
Independent Exposure at The Eye and Ear Clinic, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Radius, Organized by Feigen and Space Galleries in conjunction with Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fresh, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Dartboard Maintenance


2018    BAVC Preservation Access Program, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA
2016    Residency Fellow, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA 
2015    Professional Development Support Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission
2013    Professional Development Grant, Watkins College of Art & Design
2012    Professional Development Grant, Watkins College of Art & Design
2011    One-year Artist-in-Residence, Cummins Station Community Arts Program, Nashville, TN
2010    Residency, Vermont Studio Center, (declined)
2007    Art in The Embassies Program, U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay  
2006    Project Grant, The Ruth Chenven Foundation
2006    Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
2006     One-month residency, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN
2004    Two-month Residency, Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2003    Two-week Residency, Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
1996    Artist-in-Residence, The Arts Center At Little City Foundation, Palatine, IL 
1995    CAAP Grant, Chicago Department Of Cultural Affairs
1995    Artist-in-Residence, The Arts Center At Little City Foundation, Palatine, IL 
1994    Video Artist-in-Residence, Centro San Bonifacio, Chicago, IL
1994    Teaching Assistantship (Video I, II; Drawing I), University of Illinois at Chicago
1994    Workshop Grant , P.O.V. Television & The American Documentary Inc., St. Paul, MN
1992    CAAP Grant, Chicago Department Of Cultural Affairs
1986    Ox-Bow Staff Fellowship, Ox-Bow School of Painting, Saugatuck, MI


Feaster, Felicia, “Big-name artists, local talent delivered memorable work in 2016,” Atlanta-Journal Constitution, 9 Dec. 2016
Swiger, Greg. “Final Friday Interview: 025 Mary Addison Hackett,” Final Friday Podcast, Aug 26, 2016
Estes, Sara. “Seed Space examines art of mending.” The Tennessean, May 29, 2016
Ciccarone, Erica. “Mending as Metaphor: Mary Addison Hackett at Seed Space, Nashville,” Burnaway, May 23, 2016
Terrell, Matthew. "Review: In “A Tin of Egyptian Cigarettes” Mary Addison Hackett’s joy is inherent.” Arts ATL, 26 Jan. 2016
Amirkhani, Jordan. “Review: Mary Addison Hackett at Marcia Wood Midtown.” Burnaway, 26 Jan. 2016
Feaster, Felicia. "Charming Approach to Daily Life in Mary Addison Hackett’s Art." Rev. Atlanta-Journal Constitution 12 Jan. 2016
Saval, Nikil and Tortorici , n+1, literary magazine, 7. Dec. 2015
Hutson, Laura. "The Studio Visit Films,” Nashville Scene 19 Aug. 2015
Hutson, Laura. "The Studio Visit Films,” Nashville Scene 09 Sept. 2015
Hutson, Laura. "The Studio Visit Films,” Nashville Scene 29 Sept. 2015
Nolan, Joe. "Paint, Process & Poetry: Mary Addison Hackett at David Lusk in Nashville.” Rev. Burnaway, 21 Oct. 2014
Kelley, Megan. "Reconsiderations: Through Painting, Mary Addison Hackett Rediscovers the True Language of Things." Nashville Arts Magazine, Mar. 2014
Estes, Sara. Arts Nash, 27 Feb. 2014
Ridley, Jim. “Go Green with Mary Addison Hackett's Le Rayon Vert.” Nashville Scene, 07 Oct. 2013
Nolan, Joe. “Le Rayon Vert is Mysterious and Masterly.” Rev. Arts Nash, 03 Oct. 2013
Kavass, Veronica. “Cool and Collected.” Nashville Scene,16 May 2013
Parr-Moody, Karen. “Thick, colorful brushstrokes evoke nature.” Rev. The Leaf Chronicle, 22 June 2012
Hoff, Chris. “Small Is Big At The Torrance Art Museum.” Rev. OC Art Blog, 7 Feb. 2012
Ramirez, Lawrence. "Mary Addison Hackett: The Walk.” Rev. Madrona Musings. The Torrance Art Museum Blog, 28 Feb. 2012
Butler, Sharon. “Visitors in New York: Mary Addison Hackett and Raffaella Chiara.” Two Coats of Paint 10 May 2011
Martin, Terry. "Artistic Spectrum in ‘Devise and Evolve’ exhibition at Brand Library.” Rev. Glendale Press, 9 June 2010
Nolan, Joe. “Process of Illumination.” Review. Art Now Nashville,18 Nov. 2011
Geckler, Megan. “Abstracted Representations on an Intimate Scale." Rev. 2Modern Blog 27 Oct. 2010
Knight, Christopher. “Visual feast of color, technique,”  Rev. Los Angeles Times 16 May 2008
Knight, Christopher. “Critics’ Choices,” Rev. Los Angeles Times 1 June 2008
Sousanis, Nick. “F*ck You/Commentary Criticism.”  Rev. 21 June 2007
Jonathan Marx, “Art Makes a Splashdown,” The Tennessean, August 3, 2006
Maddox, Dave, “Everything Has Its Price,” review of Eponymous, Nashville Scene, Aug. 18, 2005
Fox, Ellen. “Suite on Art.” Rev. New City May 15, 1999
Gluckstern, J. “An ‘Eye’ful, but Not Enough?”  Rev. Colorado Daily 10 April 1998 
Rosen, Steve. “Eye-For-I Cinema looks at Short Films,” Rev. Denver Post 10 April 1997


n+1, literary magazine, 7. Dec. 2015
Open Studio Press. New American Paintings. South Edition #118, 2015
David Lusk Gallery. Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Sara Estes, 2014
Music City Center. Permanent Collection. Catalog, 2014    
Torrance Art Museum. Exhibition Catalog,  2012    
Two Coats of Paint Press. Against The Tide. Catalog, 2011    
Chapman University. Permanent Collection. Catalog, 2011     
Artra Curatorial. Exhibition Catalog, 2009    
Kristi Engle Gallery. Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Max Presneill, 2008    
United States Embassy. Exhibition Catalog, 2007    
Open Studio Press. New American Paintings. Pacific Coast Edition #61, 2006    
Open Studio Press. New American Paintings. Pacific Coast Edition #49, Essay By Anne Ellegood, 2004    
Miranda July. Joanie 4 Jackie. Video compilation. 1998    
Joel Bacher, Independent Exposure’s All Erotic Shorts Program. Video compilation. 1998
College of DuPage. Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Eileen Broido, 1997  
Anafidorka, curated artist’s project in-print, 1995    


“The Desert is Not Barren, 2: John Plowman and Bernard Leibov at BoxoPROJECTS,” Two Coats of Paint, Feb. 18, 2018
“The Desert is Not Barren, Part 1,”Two Coats of Paint, Feb. 7, 2018
“15 Questions for Abigail Lucien,” Locate Arts, July 21, 2016
“Street Smarts: Charles Goldman at Songs For Presidents,” Two Coats of Paint, June 22, 2016
"PhotoNOLA and The Big Easy," Nashville Scene, Dec. 17, 2014
"Mary Addison Hackett's Report From Miami, Day 1: Basel," Two Coats of Paint, Dec 6, 2013
"Mary Addison Hackett's Final Miami Round-up," Two Coats of Paint, Dec 9, 2013
"Miami, Day 4: Claire Sherman, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Joel Kyack and More," Nashville Scene, Dec 11, 2013 
"David Lusk Gallery, Keith Mayerson, Julian Schnabel and More," Nashville Scene, Dec. 10, 2013
"Miami, Day 2: Daniel Heidkamp, Cordy Ryman, Fahamu Pecou and More," Nashville Scene, Dec. 7, 2013
"The Miami Art Fairs are Decadent and Depraved," Nashville Scene, DEC 6, 2013 
"On being critical in the 21st century, with the caveat that I am a painter," Nashville Critical, February, 2010
“Ian Treasure: When The Rain Comes, When the Sun Shines,” Process, Nov 9, 2006


Tree Pose, Photobook, January 2018
Consumption, Vol. II, Photobook, January 2015
Hot As, Volume I, Photobook, December 2014
Plastic Ass, self-published zine. 1995-1997


Guest Artist—JT Lab Program: Artists’ Tea, Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA, March, 2018
Moderator—Seed Space & The Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, Insight? Outta Site! with Nicole Caruth, Nashville, TN 2017  
Official Advisor—Locate Arts Nashville TN, 2016-present
Visiting Critic—Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Nashville, TN, 2016
Artist Discussion—Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Nashville, TN, 2016        
Curator —Alice Clements, ‘Wrapping,’ COOP Gallery, Nashville TN, 2016
Board Member, Press relations— COOP, curatorial collective and gallery, Nashville, TN 2015-2017
Festival Screener—2016 ATLFF ’16 Screening Committee, Atlanta Film Festival, 2015
Artist Talk—David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN 2014
Selection Panelist— Metro Public Arts, 2013
Artist Talk—Belmont University, Nashville, TN 2013
Curator—Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers, threesquared, Nashville, TN, 2013
Artist Talk—Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2010, 2008
Artist Talk and Studio Tour, Skirball Cultural Center, Educational Program, Los Angeles, CA 2010
Artist Talk and Studio Tour, FOCA, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA 2008
Artist Talk—Rio Hondo College, Artist Talk, Whittier, CA, 2008
Artist Talk—Kristi Engle Gallery, Artist Talk, Los Angeles, CA 2008
Artist Talk—LA Artcore, Artist Talk, Los Angeles, CA 2007
Artist Talk—McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Artist Talk, Oxnard, CA 2005
Film & Video Committee—Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-2004
Visiting Artist— Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Panel Discussion—Gahlberg Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL 1997
Video Artist-in-Residence/Producer—The Media Arts Center At Little City Foundation, Palatine, IL 1995/96    
Video Artist-in-Residence, Co-Producer—Centro San Bonafacio, Chicago, IL 1995
Time Arts Committee—N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994-1996


J. Paul Getty Trust, Research Institute Library, Los Angeles, CA
Music City Center Public Art Collection, Nashville, TN
Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Bard College, Big Miss Moviola /Joanie4Jackie archive, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The AidsCare Collection, Chicago, IL
Swissotel, Chicago, IL
Marriott Mascone, San Francisco, CA
Avenue Bank, Nashville, Tennessee
DePaul University Archives: Batya Goldman Zine Collection, Chicago, IL
DePaul University Archives: Chicago Great Lakes Underground Press Collection, Chicago, IL
San Diego State University, Special Collections: West Coast Zine Collections. San Diego, CA
Private collections throughout the United States
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