Mary Addison Hackett (b.1961, Atlanta, GA) is an artist first trained as a painter whose work also includes photography, video, and other time-based projects. She has a documentary-style practice exploring the construction of meaning in day-to-day life and works digitally as well as with medium format film. Her lens-based work often addresses issues of self-representation and combines performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.
Solo and group exhibitions include the 2019 Joshua Treenial (Joshua Tree, CA); 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. 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 is currently based in Joshua Tree, California.