MARY ADDISON HACKETT Representation Website
Nashville, TN | Painting, Time-based, Installation, Video
Mary Addison Hackett (b. Atlanta, GA) is a visual artist whose practice spans painting, film/ video and other time-based projects. Using humor and pathos, her work examines the construction of meaning, memory, and representation in day-to-day life. The recent work moves beyond the physical studio as the site of production to explore a range of actions that serve as mediations between art and life.
Selected solo and group shows include the Torrance Art Museum, Daniel Weinberg at ACME., Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles); John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY); SUGAR (Brooklyn, NY) and Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta). Her short films have screened throughout the U.S. and abroad, including The New York Underground Film Festival, and festivals in Berlin, Prague, San Francisco, and Houston. Her work has been reviewed critically in the LA Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Burnaway, and featured in New American Paintings and numerous other publications. Hackett is a recent Hambidge fellow and has been awarded project grants by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, P.O.V. Television & The American Documentary Inc., Ruth Chenven Foundation, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Mary Addison Hackett holds an MFA in Studio Art/Video from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Hackett grew up in Nashville and lived in Chicago before relocating to Los Angeles in 2000. She temporarily moved to Nashville in 2010, where six years later she continues to make both paintings and videos that comment on the absurd and transient nature of the human condition.