b. Los Angeles, CA
Theresa Hackett received her BFA from College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara and her MFA at Hunter College, New York. Hackett works in non-conventional materials to create hybrid landscapes where still life and abstraction merge. She diffuses language and creates unpredictable compositions that rely on intuition, and waver between the unconscious and the subliminal to create a complex mixology of visual play. Recently, Hackett was awarded her second Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a MacDowell Residency, and she received a NYFA Fellowship in 2009. She has had numerous solo shows and has participated in many group shows and museum projects; such as "NewView," at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Baltimore; "Art on Paper," at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and "Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB," Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA.