(Hackett, Mary Addison)

b. Atlanta, Georgia

lives/works: Joshua Tree, California


MFA, Studio Art/Video University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

BFA, Painting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


  • Desert X Relief Fund, Desert X Foundation, April 2020
  • Honorable Mention, LAUFF, Los Angeles, CA, (Anonymous was a Vlog: Lost) 2019
  • Audience Choice Award, Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX (Anonymous was a Vlog: Lost) 2019
  • BAVC Preservation Access Program, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA 2018
  • Residency Fellow, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA 2016
  • Professional Development Support Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission 2015
  • Professional Development Grant, Watkins College of Art & Design 2013
  • Professional Development Grant, Watkins College of Art & Design 2012
  • One-year Artist-in-Residence, Cummins Station Community Arts Program, Nashville, TN 2011
  • Art in The Embassies Program, U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay 2007
  • Project Grant, The Ruth Chenven Foundation 2006
  • Two-month Residency, Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2004
  • Two-week Residency, Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA 2003
  • Artist-in-Residence, The Arts Center At Little City Foundation, Palatine, IL 1996
  • CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 1995
  • Artist-in-Residence, The Media Arts Center at Little City Foundation, Palatine, I
  • 1994 Video Artist-in-Residence, Centro San Bonifacio, Chicago, IL 1995
  • 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 1994
  • CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 1992
  • OxBow, Artist Residency and Staff Fellowship, Saugatuck, MI 1986


  • SRLBX Videoart Annual, Serial Box Projects, Columbia, MO (Digital Projection, Dec 1-2, 2017)
  • “The Repair Project,” Seed Space, Nashville, TN (May 7 - June 6, 2016) 
  • “Tin of Egyptian Cigarettes,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA (Jan 7 - Feb 6, 2016) 
  • “Crazy Eyes,” David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN (Oct 11 - Nov 8, 2014) 
  • “Le Rayon Vert,” Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Sept 9 - Oct 17, 2013) 
  • “Shell Game,” Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN (Aug 24 - Sept 28, 2013)
  • “Mary Addison Hackett,” Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN (May 1 - July 1, 2012)
  • “Paintings,” John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (May 24 - June 17, 2012) 
  • “Acts of Moral Turpentine,” Track 13 Gallery, Cummins Station, Nashville, TN (Nov 5 - Dec 4, 2011) 
  • “Flying Solo Exhibition Series,” Nashville Int’l Airport, Nashville, TN (Mar 15 - Sept 8, 2011) 
  • “Fluid: Elusive Chapters from the Passage of Time,” Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Sept 25 - Oct 31, 2010)
  • “I forget now what all this is about…,” Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (May 3 - June 7, 2008)
  • "Tornado Face Drawings,” TAG Art Gallery, Nashville, TN (2007)
  • “Scramble: A Series of Unruly Drawings and Paintings,” McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA (Jun 27 - Jul 29, 2005) 
  • “Klusje Van Niks,” Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands (July 2004)
  • “New Roles for Spare Parts,” Gallery 825 Annex at Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (July 19 - Aug 23, 2003) 
  • “Series 100 + Spare Parts,” Zone 9 Art Flatfile Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Nov 3 - Nov 30, 2002)
  • “Fresh: Dartboard Maintenance,” N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL (May 1994) 


  • 2020 Oracle Show, curated by Colleena Hake, La Matadora Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA (Dec 14, 2019-Jan 26, 2020)
  • “Summertime Sadness,” PØST Kamikaze, MiM Gallery, curators: Katie Grip/Tessie Salcido Whitmore, Los Angeles, CA (Jul 26, 2019)
  • “With Feeling,” curated by Christina Renfer Vogel, Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, AL (Jul 11-28, 2019)
  • “Extremely Shorts Film Festival,” Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX (May 17-18, 2019)*
  • “Vitrine,” Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, NY (April 19, 2019)
  • “Paradise:Parallax, The Joshua Treenial,” curators: Bernard Leibov/KJ Baysa, BoxoPROJECTS, Joshua Tree, CA (Apr 12-14, 2019)
  • “Dreamhouse vs. Punk House!” curators: Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Aster, Los Angeles, CA (Mar 23- Sept 29, 2019)
  • “When the Dust Settles,” curated by Emily Silver & Stephanie Digregorio, Unpaved Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA (Jan 19- Mar 1, 2019)
  • “Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art,” Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH (Jan 23 - Mar 3, 2018)
  • “Con - Testi, Opere e Dialoghi, ROMA - LOS ANGELES,” curated by John O’Brien, Galleria Sinopia, Roma, Italia (May 3 - June 15, 2018)
  • “Various Positions,” Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN (Jan 7 - Jan 31, 2017)
  • “Encore,” curators: Sam Yates/Eric Cagley, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (July 15 - Aug 28, 2016)
  • “Absolutely Incredible,” Apothecary, Chattanooga, TN (Mar - April 2016)
  • “Gallery Tally,” organized by Micol Hebron, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA (May - June, 2016)
  • “Community Slide Show: Lost Art,” curated by Vesna Pavlović, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN (Sept 5 - Oct 31, 2015)
  • “Art in America,” curated by Julie Torres, Tiger Strikes Asteroid at the Satellite Show, Miami, FL (Dec 1 - 6, 2015)
  • “SPE Caucus Exhibition,” Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA (Mar 12 - April 5, 2015)
  • Traveled to: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (May 13 - May 28, 2015)
  • “Gallery Tally Poster Project,” organized by Micol Hebron, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (May 27 –June 25, 2015)
  • “Right Before My Eyes,” Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN (Jan 8 - Mar 6, 2015)
  • “Monuments, Hotel Soap & Linear Progressions,” Currey Gallery, Watkins, Nashville, TN (Sept 4 - 26, 2014)
  • “Opening,” David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN (Mar 1- 29, 2014)
  • “Influx: Art at LAX, Levitational, curated by John O’Brien, LAX, Los Angeles, CA (June 28 - Dec 31, 2013)
  • “Mas Attack,” L.A. MART, curated by Max Presneill & Artra Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA (Jan 26, 2013)
  • “Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers,” (curatorial), threesquared, Nashville, TN (Feb, 2013)
  • “10 Years L.A. @ Foundation Kaus Australis,” curated by Carl Berg, The Prospectus, West Hollywood, CA (Jan 26 - Mar 2, 2012)
  • “About Face,” curated by Daniel Weinberg, ACME., Los Angeles, CA (Nov 17 - Dec 22, 2012)
  • “To Live and Paint in LA,” curated by Max Presneill/Jason Ramos, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2012)
  • “Hot Paint,” curated by Jay Erker/John Mills, Weekend, Los Angeles, CA (June 1 - July 1, 2012)
  • “Line up Round 4, From the Gut with Heart,” curated by Gwendolyn Skaggs, SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY (April 21 - June 24, 2012)
  • “Asynchronous Salon,” curated by Carla Knopp, Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN (Aug 3 - Aug 26, 2011) 
  • “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” co-curated by Luisa Caldwell and ML McCorkel, WG News + Art, Brooklyn, NY (May 6 - May 28, 2011)
  • “Rebus Reconstructuring,” curated by John O’Brien, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA (Feb 20 - Mar 25, 2010)
  • “Devise and Evolve,” Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA (May - June, 2010 )
  • "Rebus,” curated by John O’Brien, Amelia Museum of Archeology, Umbria, Italy (August, 2009)


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

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


Joanie 4 Jackie Archive,

n+1, literary magazine, 7. Dec. 2015 (image), 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 


Advisory Council—Artists' Tea, Joshua Tree, CA, 2018-2019

Board Member—Arts Connection-the Arts Council of San Bernadino County, 2018- present

Juror—Art Extravaganza, Twentynine Palms Elementary School, Twentynine Palms, CA, 2017

Advisory Council—Locate Arts, Nashville TN 2016-2019

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 

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, Nashville, TN 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

Juror—2010 National Watercolor Society (NWS) All Members Juried Exhibition, 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

Panelist—Gahlberg Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL 1997

Time Arts Committee—N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL 1994-1996


"TEXTING:Julia Schwartz at LA Visitor Welcome Center," Two Coats of Paint, Aug 12, 2018

"Made in LA: The personal is political," Two Coats of Paint, June 20, 2018

“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

"Forged by a Creative Community ," Nashville Arts Magazine, April, 2015

"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 


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

Private Collections