education

MFA, Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

BFA, Painting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Additional studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI



honors and awards

Nominee, Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY, 2022

Residency, Cubist Spinoff, Los Angeles, CA, June - July 2020

Desert X Relief Fund, Desert X Foundation, 2020

Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Underground Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts, project stipend, NEA Big Read Morongo Basin with Arts Connection, Joshua Tree, CA, 2019

Audience Choice Award, Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, 2019

BAVC Preservation Access Program Grant, 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

"Best of Nashville," writers' choice for Best Solo Show," Nashville Scene, 2015

Professional Development Grant, Watkins College of Art & Design, 2013

Professional Development Grant, Watkins College of Art & Design, 2012

AIR Cummins Station Community Arts Program, Nashville, TN, 2011-2012

Art in The Embassies Program, U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2007

Project Grant, The Ruth Chenven Foundation, 2006

Residency, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, 2006

Residency, Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2004

Residency, Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA, 2003

Artist-in-Residence, The Media Arts Center at Little City Foundation, Palatine, IL, 1996

Artist-in-Residence, The Media Arts Center at Little City Foundation, 1995

CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 1995

Video Artist-in-Residence, Centro San Bonifacio, Chicago, IL, 1994

E.C.U. Workshop Grant, P.O.V. Television & The American Documentary Inc., St. Paul, MN, 1994

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 1994

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 1994

CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 1992

Artist Residency, OxBow, Saugatuck, MI, 1986

Artist Residency and Staff Fellowship, Saugatuck, MI, 1984

UTK Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1983



selected solo exhibitions

Anonymous Was a Vlog, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN (Feb 5- Mar 31, 2022)

American Sampler, Asher Grey Gallery, [virtual] Venice, CA (Dec 1-Dec 31, 2020)

SRLBX Videoart Annual, Serial Box Projects, Columbia, MO (Dec 1-2, 2017)

The Repair Project, Seed Space, Nashville, TN (May 7-June 6, 2016)

A 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)

Paintings, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN (May 1-July 1, 2012)

New Paintings, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (May 24-June 17, 2012)

Acts of Moral Turpentine, Track 13 Gallery, Nashville, TN (Nov 5-Dec 4, 2011)

Fluid: Elusive Chapters from the Passage of Time, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, (Sept 25-Oct 31, 2010)

I forget now what all this is about, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (May 3-Jun 6, 2008)

Scramble: A Series of Unruly Drawings and Paintings, McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA (Jun 27-J Jul 9, 2005

Klusje Van Niks, Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands (July 2004)

New Roles for Spare Parts, Gallery 825 at Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Jul 19-Aug 23, 2003)

Series 100 + Spare Parts, Zone 9 Art Flatfile Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Nov 3-30, 2002)

Songs About My Mother, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (May 1995)

Dartboard Maintenance, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL (May 1994)



selected group exhibitions

The Rural South, SlowExposures, curated by Maria L. Kelly and Michael Pannier, Concord, GA, 2022

Wasteland, curated by Dominic Paul Miller, Yucca Valley, CA, 2022

Multifaceted, Tufenkian Fine Arts, curated by John David O’Brien and Caroline Tufenkian, Glendale, CA, 2021

LA Biblioteca: A Dialogue on Artists’ Books from Los Angeles/Italia, curated by John David O’Brien and Michele Cairella Fillmore, Huntley Gallery, CSU Cal Poly, Pomona, CA (Oct 14, 2021-Feb 13, 2022)

The Claude Mirror, curated by Vesna Pavlović, Whitespace Gallery, (virtual) Atlanta, GA (May - June 2020)

2020 Oracle Show, La Matadora Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA (Dec 14, 2019-Jan 26, 2020)

Summertime Sadness, curated by Katie Grip, Tessie Whitmore, PØST- Kamikaze, Los Angeles CA (Jul 26, 2019)

With Feeling, curated by Christina Renfer Vogel, Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, AL (Jul 11-28, 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, Serious Topics, 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)

Seer, organized by Adriene Jenik and Mary Evans, The Beatnik, Joshua Tree, CA (Oct 13-Nov 9, 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, co-curated by Sam Yates and Eric Cagley, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (July 15-Aug 28, 2016)

Absolutely Incredible, Apothecary, Chattanooga, TN (Mar-April 2016)

Gallery Tally, with 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)

Right Before My Eyes, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN (Jan 8-Mar 6, 2015)

Monuments, Hotel Soap & Linear Progressions, Brownlee O. 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, co-curated by Max Presneill, Jason Ramos, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Jan 21-Mar 10, 2012)

Hot Paint, co-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/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)

Objct: of My Confection, curated by Veronica Fernandez, Objct Gallery, Pomona, CA

Here and Now, Artra Curatorial at T-Lofts, Los Angeles, CA (Nov 14 -15, 2009)

Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (May 2009)

More Than a Feeling, curated by Chris Acuna-Hanson, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA (Oct 20-Nov 26, 2008)

F*CK YOU/Commentary, Criticism, curated by Ann Gordon, Yacht Club Gallery, Detroit, MI (June 2007)

Scapes- Environments Interpreted, curated by Matt May, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA (Sept-Oct, 2006)

Off the Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA (2005)

In the Abstract, curated by Carl Berg, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA (Feb 26-Mar 25, 2005)

Eponymous, curated by Lain York, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN (2005)

Made In California, curated by James Elaine, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA (Jan 16-Mar 7, 2004)

Painting’s Edge, curated by Roland Reiss, Idyllwild Park Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA (2003)

Out of the Digital Domain, curated by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA (2003)

What’s Really Going On? curated by Habib Kheradyar, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA (June 12-June 28, 2002)

Southern California Open, curated by Christopher Miles, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA (2001)

Suite: A Hotel Room Show, Chicago, IL (May 1999)

Women’s History Month Exhibit, curated by Eileen Broido, Gahlberg Gallery Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL (1997)

Group/Home, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (1996)

Radius, organized by Feigen and Space Galleries w/Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (May 6-20, 1995)



screenings and performances

Video Art Today, curated by Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA (Aug 22, 2020)

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)

Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH (Jan 23-Mar 3, 2018)

12th Annual New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY (Mar 9-15, 2005)

Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, 1999

Eye-for-an-I Cinema / Boulder, Colorado, 1998

Independent Exposure’s All-Erotic Shorts Program, curated by Blackchair Productions, Seattle, WA (1998)

—Travelled to: 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, Kino Mikro & Theatre Lazina, Krakow, Poland (1998)
The Independent Prague Film Festival, The Erotic Show, Prague, Czech Republic (1998)

—Travelled to: Berlin, Germany; House of Cinema, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Sync Online Film Festival (1998)

1997

Independent Exposure at The Eye and Ear Clinic, SAIC, Chicago, IL (1997)

1996

Moving Images: Youth on Urban Life, DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL (1996)

Nomad Video Festival, 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA; ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Max Grover Studio, Port Townsend, WA (1996)

1994

Fresh: Dartboard Maintenance, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL (May 1994)

1993

Fluxus Vivus (performance with original members of Fluxus), Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL (Nov 4-Dec. 4,1993)



artist lectures/panels 

Watkins College of Art at Belmont University, Nashville, TN (June 17, 2022)

"My Heat Burn Like Fire," Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (April 13, 2022)

Shoebox Projects, (August 22, 2020)

JT Lab Program, 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)

David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN (2014)

Belmont University, Nashville, TN (2013)

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (2012, 2002)

Track 13 Gallery, Nashville, TN (2012)

Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2010, 2008)

Skirball Cultural Center, Educational Program, Los Angeles, CA (2010)

Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCAm) Los Angeles, CA (2008)

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, (2008)

LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA (2007)

McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA (2005)

Gahlberg Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL (February 1997)



bibliography

Laura Hutson Hunter. "Video Work by Mary Addison Hackett is a Deadpan Artspeak Goldmine." Nashville Scene. 10 Mar. 2022

Truth in Photography, [truthinphotography]. (Mar. 26,2021). [Mary Addison Hackett Shares Her Truth]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CM4-vzmnUUH/

Hi-Desert Star, “JT artist opens virtual exhibit in response to pandemic, protests,” Joshua Tree, CA, Dec 2, 2020

Marcia Wood Gallery, "Postcards from a Pandemic," https://vimeo.com/445637289 Aug 2020

Best of Quarantine, Float Magazine, curated by Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander, (May 11, 2020)

Covid Pictures, [covidpictures]. (April 28, 2020.) [April 13, 2020. Day 29]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_jFLMkFUn4/

Dawn Davis. “Mary Addison Hackett”. Desert Lady Diaries. Podcast audio, Feb 20, 2020. https://www.desertladydiaries.com/single-post/2020/02/10/mary-addison-hackett

Felicia Feaster. “Big-name artists, local talent delivered memorable work in 2016,” Atlanta-Journal Constitution, 9 Dec. 2016

Greg Swiger. “Final Friday Interview: 025 Mary Addison Hackett,” Final Friday Podcast, Aug 26, 2016

Sara Estes. “Seed Space examines art of mending.” The Tennessean, May 29, 2016

Erica Ciccarone. “Mending as Metaphor: Mary Addison Hackett at Seed Space, Nashville,” Burnaway, May 23, 2016

Matthew Terrell. "Review: In “A Tin of Egyptian Cigarettes” Mary Addison Hackett’s joy is inherent.” Arts ATL, 26 Jan. 2016

Jordan Amirkhani. “Review: Mary Addison Hackett at Marcia Wood Midtown.” Burnaway, 26 Jan. 2016

Felicia Feaster. "Charming Approach to Daily Life in Mary Addison Hackett’s Art." Rev. Atlanta-Journal Constitution 12 Jan. 2016

Nikil Saval and Dayna Tortorici, n+1, literary magazine, 7. Dec. 2015

Laura Hutson. Studio Visit Films, hosted at Nashville Scene, Arts + Culture Blog, 19 Aug. 2015; 09 Sept. 2015; 29 Sept. 2015

Sharon Butler. "Ideas and Influences: Mary Addison Hackett," Two Coats of Paint. 22 Oct. 2014

Joe Nolan. "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

MiChelle Jones. "Crazy Eyes" exhibit explores Hackett's vision." The Tennessean, 18 Oct. 2014

Laura Hutson. "Art of the Day: "Studio Window" by Mary Addison Hackett at David Lusk Gallery." Nashville Scene. 17 Oct. 2014

Brett Baker. "Mary Addison Hackett @David Lusk," Painter's Table, Oct. 2014

Laura Hutson. "Critic's Picks." Nashville Scene. 3 Sept. 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

Valerie Brennan. "Mary Addison Hackett." Interview. Studio Critical, 12 Dec. 2012

Julie Bowden-Davis. "A Major Art Collection in our Neighborhood." Orange Review. May/June 2012

Karen Parr-Moody. “Thick, colorful brushstrokes evoke nature.” Rev. The Leaf Chronicle, 22 June 2012

Chris Hoff. “Small Is Big At The Torrance Art Museum.” Rev. OC Art Blog, 7 Feb. 2012

Terry Martin. "Artistic Spectrum in ‘Devise and Evolve’ exhibition at Brand Library.” Rev. Glendale Press, 9 June 2010

Joe Nolan. “Process of Illumination.” Review. Art Now Nashville,18 Nov. 2011

Joe Nolan. "Critic's Picks." Nashville Scene. 5 Nov. 2011

Sharon Butler. "Visitors In New York: Mary Addison Hackett and Raffaella Chiara." Two Coats of Paint. 10 May 2011

Christopher Knight. “Visual feast of color, technique,” Rev. Los Angeles Times 16 May 2008

Christopher Knight. “Critics’ Choices,” Rev. Los Angeles Times 1 June 2008

Nick Sousanis. “F*ck You/Commentary Criticism.” Rev. www.thedetroiter.com 21 June 2007

Ellen Fox. “Suite on Art,” Rev. New City May 15, 1999

Steve Rosen. ”Eye-For-I Cinema looks at Short Films," Denver Post, April 10, 1997


catalogs/compilations

Sunnyside Books. Nashville Seen, Nov 2022

Joanie 4 Jackie Archive. http://www.joanie4jackie.com/chainletter/the-m-i-a-chainletter/

Open Studio Press. New American Paintings. South Edition, 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, 2006

Open Studio Press. New American Paintings. Pacific Coast Edition, 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,1997

Anafidorka, curated artist’s project in-print, 1995


self-published artist books and zines

It all ends with biscuits and wine (Tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino), 2021

Tree Pose, January 2018

Consumption, Vol. II, January 2015

Hot As, Volume I, December 2014

Plastic Ass,1995-1997


select collections

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

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