HACKETT, Mary Addison


b. 1961 Atlanta, Georgia


Mary Addison Hackett is a visual artist whose work is grounded in the aesthetics of everyday life. She has a diaristic practice and uses her day-to-day life as a means of ongoing critical investigation. Her practice includes painting, photography, video, writing, and other time-based projects.


Since the early 90s, Hackett has exhibited and screened her work in museums, galleries, and film festivals, throughout the United States and abroad, including the Joshua Treenial at BoxoPROJECTS in Joshua Tree, California; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California; ACME., PØST, Serious Topics, and Kristi Engle Gallery, all in Los Angeles; Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta; John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York; and Tinney Contemporary and David Lusk Gallery, in Nashville, Tennessee. Screenings include the Aurora Picture Show (Houston, TX); Plexus Projects (Brooklyn, NY); and The New York Underground Film Festival, among others.


Her awards include the Desert X Artist Relief Fund (2020), and grants by the Bay Area Video Coalition, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the 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 other publications. Hackett’s work is held in public collections including the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art. 


Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Hackett grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. 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. She is currently based in Joshua Tree, California.