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Theresa Hackett
NY, NY
Neighborhood: Dumbo



ARTIST STATEMENT: For many years now I have been introducing new materials to my work, in the past it was coffee and whiskey and now I find myself working with diatomaceous earth on wood panels. I find that one material can activate a dialogue with another and can create certain tensions. My work is a philosophical inquiry; I use the language of abstraction, blending it with the pictorial and pastoral, to create hybrid, textural landscapes. Painting as a language presents itself as a game for me to dissect; it enables me to play within its delicate balance. As a painter I feel that I am a materialist, one that explores materials as an investigation into what painting is. Painting is a philosophical inquiry and it takes a great deal of time to understand one’s own personal language as well as developing a working relationship to one’s materials. I look at my installation work as re-presenting many “traditional” elements of painting. I build sculptural objects from a painter’s perspective and consider the installation space as a three dimensional interactive painting. Color is one such element I play on; the paint “layer” is another, and I fragment the ground and show them as layered and stratified. In other pieces I will juxtapose applied color with dyed color such as felt, and with reflected color such as metal against wood or paper. I am interested in stylistic contradictions and I like to keep my work alive and animated. I have always incorporated images from nature, working within a geometric framework. I tend to use landscape references in my work. My work plays within three and two-dimensional planes, thereby creating a theatrical situation and an active viewing space. There is a certain humor to the work, as I take pleasure from making visual puns. In my involvement in the playing with or punning on figure/ground relationships, I have used landscape as a metaphor for ground; rearranged -- a broken down grid that has become a composite of the real and the unreal. This reconstruction is when land escapes itself, to become something else.
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ARTIST RESUME:


www.theresahackett.com
Born Los Angeles, California

Education
MFA Hunter College, New York, NY, BFA University of California, Santa
Barbara, College of Creative Studies

Solo Exhibitions/ Projects

2011 NYFA, Patron Window Residency, NY
Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, SC
2010 Contemporary Museum, “On View”, Baltimore, MD
2009 Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
2007 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2001 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Soho Myriad, “At the Edge of Understanding”, Atlanta, GA
1999 Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1998 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Cigales et Lavandes, Turin, Italy
1992 Sue Spaid Fine Art, “Traces of Erasure”, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Sue Spaid Fine Art, “Landmark to Landmark”, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Jus de Pomme, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 "The Last Brucennial", New York, NY.
2013 "Theresa Hackett and Jill Levine", The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
"Lumen", Film Festival, Staten Island, NY. Curated by David Terry, NYFA.
"As The Eye Is Formed", Juried by Peter Campus, Parrish Art Museum,
Water Mill, NY. (Video Screening)
Mass MoCA-One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years. North Adams, MA
2012 "Between the Two:Six Artists from NY",The George Gallery,Laguna Beach,Ca
"Summer Invitational", Kathy Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
"Hamburg Vending Machine" Kunst Altonale, Hamburg Germany
"Little Languages/Coded Pictures" Lesley Heller Work Space and Kathy Markel FIne Arts, New York, NY
2011 "Fractured Earth", Lesley Heller Work Space, New York, NY
2010 "Milred's Lane Renovating Walden", Collaborator, Tufts University, Boston, MA
2010 New York Foundation for the Arts, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
"String Theory", Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
Spreading the Influence", Olin Gallery of Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
"New Work, New Space: Inaugural Exhibition", Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
2009 "Free Arranger", Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida
"Shrink Wrap," curated by Liza Phillips, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY
2008 "40th Anniversary, Art on Paper",Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
"Treemendous", Islip Art Museum Carriage House, Islip, NY.
2008 "Summer Group Show", Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY.
"Under the Influence", Girls Club Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2007 "Sum of Three", Pool Installation, The Mirador 1200, Miami, Florida
"The Pierogi Show", Pocket Utopia , Brooklyn, NY
2006 "Winter Salon", Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
"Two by Two", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
"Flow", Kleinert/ James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
2005 "Benefit Auction", Cincinnati Contemporary Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Maps" Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
2004 1st Annual Big Apple fest, New York, NY
"Books’ and Books", Coral Gabel, Florida
2003 "Visiting Artist and Faculty Exhibition", SU Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
"Gush", DAC, Brooklyn, NY
"Abstract-ed", Limn Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Tenth Anniversary Show", Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
"Welcome", Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 "Red", Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Waves", The Work Space, New York, NY
"Reactions", Exit Art, New York, NY
"Pass Me The Peace", The Space@Media Triangle, New York, NY
2001 "Small Works", Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Aqua Marine", Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
"Breathing Room", Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida
"Project Space", Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2000 "Quixotic Landscape", Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
"Small Works", Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
"That Perfect Place", The Work Space, New York, NY
"Recess", Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York
1999 "Cremolata Floatage", Aboard the Staten Island Ferry, New York, NY
"Primordial, Soup to Nuts", Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Outdoor Installation", Comune di Varallo Pombia, Italy
"Peek", Curated by Masters Degree Program at FIT, New York, NY
"Phenotypology", Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
"Outside Edge: A Survey", La Sorbonne, University of Paris, Paris, France
1998 Galerie Le Faisant, Strasbourg, France
1998 "What’s On The Wall", Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
"The Exchange Show", Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
"Reading Between the Lines", The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Collectors", Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA
1997 "Sweet & Low", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles", The Gas Works Gallery, London, England
"Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn", Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
"The Exchange Show", Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
"The Gramercy International Art Fair", Pierogi 2000, New York, NY
"White Out", The Work Space, New York, NY
1996 "Sequence", Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
"On the Small Side", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"A Walk in the Woods", Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
"One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Seven Postcards", Gallery 7, Hong Kong
"Reproducing Nature", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Black, White and Blue", 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
"Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts", Murray Feldman Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
1995 "Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts", Push, San Francisco, CA
" Fallout", Sauce, Brooklyn, NY
1994 "Painting", Arena, Brooklyn, NY
"Hair: The Long & Short of It", Mills Pond House, St James, NY
1993 "Invitational Exhibition", Hudson D Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1993 "Autumn Salon", Arena, Brooklyn, NY
"The Layered Look", Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Joke Show", Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY
1992 "Salon ‘92", Art in General, New York, NY
1991 "Artists for Choice", Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
"The First Decade of the MFA Program "1981-91", Hunter College, NY, NY
"Mind/Matter Sculpture 1991", Fermilab Accelerator Facility, Batavia, IL
1990 "1990 Exhibition of Works on Paper", Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
"Corporealities", Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Arts & Fusions", Visual Image/Writing/Sound, New York, Traveled to:Kassel Documenta Archive, Kassel, Museum Ludwig Koln, Cologne, Staatsgalerie Grafische, Stuttgart, Germany

Awards, Grants, Artist’s Residencies
2013 Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award
2012 Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award
2011 Venice Printmaking Residency, Murano, Italy
2009 Fellow in Printmaking/ Drawing/ Book Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts
Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida
2005 Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award
2001 Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award
2000 Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award
1994 Edward Albee Foundation, Creative Persons Center, Montauk, NY
1993 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
1987 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

Curated Exhibitions
2012 "Little Languages/Coded Pictures", Co-curated with Michelle Weinberg,
Lesley Heller Work Space and Kathy Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2003 "Tasty Buds", The Work Space, New York, NY
2000 "That Perfect Place", The Work Space, New York, NY
1997 "Sweet & Low", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"White Out", The Work Space, New York, New York
1995 "The Faux Show", The Altered Stages, New York, NY

Teaching, Lecturer & Visiting Artist Experience
2011 The Art Institute of Boston, MFA Artist Mentor
Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina; Lecturer
2009 Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
2003 Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Guest Lecturer
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Visiting Artist/Professor, Fall Quarter
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer
2003 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Arts in Education, Guest lecturer
2002 University of Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio; Guest Lecturer
1999 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer
1998 University of Connecticut, Stamford, Connecticut; Guest Lecturer
1996 University of California, Santa Barbara, California; Guest Lecturer

Publications
Volume 2, Issue 4 of WomenArts Quarterly Journal (the 2012 fall issue).

Bibliography
Walsh, Daniella "Theresa Hackett and Jill Levine", ArtScene, January 2013
Woods, Baynard "A Window to Contemporary Art", Urbanite, Dec. 28, 2010
Weinberg, Michelle "Spreading The Influence" Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, catalogue essay
Panero, James "Gallery Chronicle", The New Criterion, February 2010
Spaid, Sue "The View from Nowhere:Trippy Twists on Aerialist Painting", Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, 
Halperen, Max, "Art on Paper 2008", Art Papers, Jan/Feb 09
Eden, Xandra "Art on Paper 2008", Weatherspoon Art Museum, catalogue essay.
Eshoo, Amy "560 Broadway, A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006"
Fifth Floor Foundation In Association With Yale University Press
Smart, Paul "Going With The Flow", Woodstock Times, April 13, 2006
Spaid, Sue "Landscape Confection", Art Us, Issue #9, July-September 2005
Westfall, Stephen "Theresa Hackett at Florence Lynch", Art in America, March 2005
Christenson, Fabienne "A Welcome Relief", iRhine, June 10, 2003
Bauer, Marilyn "Mermaid", The Cincinnati Enquirer, April 12, 2002
Brauer, Kate "Look Here", City Beat Cincinnati, April 11, 2002
Weinberg, Michelle "Breathing Room", catalogue essay
Johnson, Ken "Art Guide, Galleries: Chelsea", The New York Times, March 16, 2001
Hunington, Richard "Exploring the Sights Created in Science", The News, June 1999
Curran, Mark "Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles", Time Out, London, September 17-24, 1997
Schwabsky, Barry "Correct Me If I’m Wrong", catalogue essay for "White Out"
Lee, John "Art Review", The Suffolk County News, October 17, 1996
Lovelace, Carey "A Forest of Meanings", Newsday, October 4, 1996
Shaw, Karen "A Walk in the Woods", catalogue essay
Isé, Claudine "Reproducing Nature", Artweek, September, 1996
Kandel, Susan "Art Reviews", The Los Angeles Times, July 18, 1996
Frank, Peter "Art", Westside August, 1996
Bonetti, David "Gallery Watch", San Francisco Examiner, October, 27, 1995
Kandel, Susan "The Layered Look", The Los Angeles Times, July 29, 1993
Mistrangelo, Angelo "Frammenti", Turin, Italy, February, 1993
Oetzel, Volker "Heisse Wachs auf Kleinen Karos", ICI Spiegel, Frankfurt,Germany, April, 1991
Grant, Daniel "Museum Hosts "Works on Paper", The Eagle, October 21, 1990
Frank, Peter "Art Pick of the Week", LA Weekly, August 23, 1991
Westfall, Stephen "Romantic Science", catalogue essay
Alaskan, David "Artist by the Sea", The Phoenix, May 7, 1987
Brenson, Michael "Selected Works", The New York Times, May 4, 1984

Collections
Moses & Singer LLP
Wynn Kramarsky (Hammer Museum)
Kassel Documenta Archive, Kassel, Germany
Museum Ludwig Koln, Cologne, Germany
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Grafische, Stuttgart, Germany
Peco Energy, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Dow Jones, New York, New York
Atlantic Records, New York, New York
Keller Donovan Corporation, Florida
Pfizer Corporation, New York, New York

 








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