HACKETT, Mary Addison
b. Atlanta, Georgia
Lives and works in Joshua Tree, California

Mary Addison Hackett is a visual artist whose practice includes painting, video, and other time-based projects. She makes work based on moments she observes in day-to-day life with concepts of home, maintenance, and daily living forming the foundation for an autobiographical practice concerned with the transient nature of being. Her videos often combine performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.

She has exhibited and screened her work throughout the U.S. and abroad since the early 90s. Solo  exhibitions include Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta, GA); Seed Space (Nashville, TN); John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY); and Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Group exhibitions and screenings include To Live and Paint in LA at the Torrance Art Museum, (Torrance, CA); About Face at Acme., (Los Angeles); the Ogden Museum (New Orleans, LA);  SUGAR (Bushwick, NY); and The New York Underground Film Festival (New York, NY). In 2018, two of her videos were included in the exhibition, Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art, Ohio University, (Athens, OH).  

Hackett is a 2016 Hambidge fellow and has been awarded project grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Harold and Ruth Chenven Foundation, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and P.O.V. Television & The American Documentary Inc. Her work has been critically reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times, and written about in numerous  publications. Select public collections include the J. Paul Getty Trust and The Riverside Art Museum.

She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
 
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