HACKETT, mary addison
b. Atlanta, Georgia


Mary Addison Hackett is an artist whose work includes painting, photography, film/video, and other time-based projects. She has a documentary practice focused on observations of the everyday, with recent projects related to memory and sense of place. Her videos often addresses issues of self-representation and combine performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.


She has been exhibiting at museums, commercial galleries, university, and non-profit spaces since the early 90's, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, LA); Torrance Art Museum, (Torrance, CA); Amelia Museum of Archeology (Umbria Italy); Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta, GA); John Davis Gallery, (Hudson, NY); SUGAR, (Brooklyn, NY); in Los Angeles at PØST, Acme., and Kristi Engle Gallery; and in Nashville at David Lusk Gallery and Tinney Contemporary. Her videos and short films have screened at Plexus Projects (New York); Aurora Picture Show (Houston); and The New York Underground Film Festival, among others.


Hackett recently received a subsidized grant from the BAVC Preservation Access Program with past honors including projects grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and several artist residences. Her work has been reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times and featured in numerous publications. Public collections include the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art.

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. Originally from the American South, Hackett currently resides in Joshua Tree, California.