HACKETT, MARY ADDISON

b. 1961 Atlanta, Georgia

lives/works in Tennessee



Mary Addison Hackett is an artist whose work is grounded in the aesthetics of everyday life. She has a diaristic practice documenting mundane situations as a catalyst for ongoing critical investigation. She works across painting, photography, video, and writing.


Hackett has exhibited and screened her work widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including the Joshua Treenial at BoxoPROJECTS in Joshua Tree, California; Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta; David Lusk Gallery, in Nashville, Tennessee, John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California; ACME., PØST, and Kristi Engle Gallery, all in Los Angeles; Film screenings include the Aurora Picture Show (Houston, TX); Plexus Projects (Brooklyn, NY); and The New York Underground Film Festival, among others.


She has received grants and awards from the Desert X Artist Relief Fund, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Recent residencies include Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been critically reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times and featured in Float Magazine, Burnaway, New American Paintings, n+1 magazine, Two Coats of Paint, Hyperallergic, and The Nashville Scene, among others.


Mary Addison Hackett was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She recently completed an interdisciplinary project documenting her rural life in the Mojave Desert and returned to Tennessee in 2021. She lives and works in Nashville.