HACKETT, mary addison
b. Atlanta, Georgia
Mary Addison Hackett is an artist whose practice spans painting, video, and other time-based projects. Her recent work is grounded in the construction of meaning, memory, and representation in day-to-day life, and what the artist Allan Kaprow called, the ‘aesthetic of regular experience' —transient experiences in the everyday world that were felt to be as significant as traditional works of art. Her videos often combine performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.
Solo and group exhibitions include the 2019 Joshua Treenial (Joshua Tree, CA); Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta); David Lusk Gallery, Seed Space (Nashville); SUGAR, (Brooklyn); John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY); The Torrance Art Museum, (Torrance, CA); Acme., Weekend, Kristi Engle Gallery, (Los Angeles); The Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA); and the Ogden Museum (New Orleans). Her short films have screened at Plexus Projects (New York); Aurora Picture Show (Houston); The New York Underground Film Festival, and The Independent Prague Film Festival.
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, Chapman University, Orange, CA.
She received her MFA in Studio Art/Video from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in Painting from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Originally from the South, Hackett currently lives in Joshua Tree, California.