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Theresa Hackett

b. Santa Barbara, CA


For many years now I have been introducing new materials to my work. 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. I have always been interested in creating an environment for my paintings, either through transforming the gallery space into an installation, or introducing three-dimensional sculptural objects to engage in a relationship with a two-dimensional work. I find that this dialogue between installation and painting creates a certain dialectic that offers the opportunity to form a broader interpretation of the work.

The work that I make is a collection of unpredictable forms, one that produces an intimate relationship between the act of painting, the unconscious and intuition. In the last four decades I have committed much of my studio practice to a mixology; an alchemy which tends to direct the composition toward visual play, a paronomasia of textural complexities and surface variations. My paintings are problems that I construct for myself and try to solve through exploration and experimentation. Formal decisions bounce back and forth, the past and present are analyzed; this process creates a visual recording and evidence of decision making. The surface I work with becomes a "wearing down" of time, a form of weathering an articulation of memory.


This re-contextualizing is a process which is shaped by continual questioning, and by constant construction and deconstruction. This is the basis of my painting practice, it is a place where I create temporality, construct elements that contain time and form personal histories.


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




High Noon, Around the Bend, New York, NY


High Noon, Slippery Slope, New York, NY


DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY.


NYFA, Patron Window Residency, NY

Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, SC


Contemporary Museum, On View, Baltimore, MD


Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.


Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY


Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY


Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY


Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio


Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY


Soho Myriad, At the Edge of Understanding, Atlanta, GA


Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV


Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY


Cigales et Lavandes, Turin, Italy


Sue Spaid Fine Art, Traces of Erasure, Los Angeles, CA


Sue Spaid Fine Art, Landmark to Landmark, Los Angeles, CA



Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY


Jus de Pomme, New York, NY 



"Artists Draw Their Studios", Kleinert James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY


USPS Collaboration Project, various venues



Divine Intervention, Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor, NY

Bring Something Pink, Look & Listen/ Atelier Seruse, PAC, Marseille, France, organized by Emily Noelle Lambert        
Mermer Blakeslee, Dale Emmart, Theresa Hackett and Margot Mclean, CAS, Livingston Manor, NY        
Quirky/Wonderful, curated by Fran Shalom, Kathryn Markel Gallery, NY


Wrap Around 17: Theresa Hackett, Holly Miller, Bill Smart, curated by Renée Riccardo ARENA at Suite 806, 89 Fifth Ave., NY
Venice Vending Machine Tate Exchange, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK           

True North, Lab Space, Hillsdale, NY
Among Friends, Beth Dary Studio, Dumbo, NY


The Painted Desert, High Noon Gallery, NY

More Woman Painting, Design Sublime, Miami, Fl

Flower Power, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

We Need To Talk, Petzel, NY. ( Video Screening)



NOMENcolorATURE, Studio10, Brooklyn, NY

Hamburg Vending Machine, Kunst Altonale, Hamburg, Germany

Space, Light and Disorder, curated by Marilla Palmer, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY


Venice Vending Machine, Edition 3, Serra dei Giardini, Venice, Italy

Summer Salad, organized by Francie Bishop Good, Girl's Club Annex Space, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Displaced Landscape, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY



Paintings From Paris, Makebish Gallery, New York, NY
Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 

The Last Brucennial, New York, NY.



Jill Levine and Theresa Hackett: Gravity's Elbow, 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


Between the Two: Six Artists from NY, The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Summer Invitational, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Hamburg Vending Machine, Kunst Altonale, Hamburg Germany

Little Languages/Coded Pictures, Lesley Heller Work Space, New York, NY

Little Languages/Coded Pictures, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY



Fractured Earth, Lesley Heller Work Space, New York, NY


Milred's Lane Renovating Walden, Collaborator, Tufts University, Boston, MA

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, OH 

New Work, New Space: Inaugural Exhibition, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY


Free Arranger, Miami International Airport, Miami, FL
Shrink Wrap, curated by Liza Phillips, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY



40th Anniversary, Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Treemendous, Islip Art Museum Carriage House, Islip, NY
Summer Group Show, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
Under the Influence, Girls Club Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL



Sum of Three, Pool Installation, The Mirador 1200, Miami, FL

The Pierogi Show, Pocket Utopia , Brooklyn, NY


Winter Salon, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Two by Two, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Flow, Kleinert/ James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY


Benefit Auction, Cincinnati Contemporary Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH

Maps, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY


1st Annual Big Apple fest, New York, NY
Books’ and Books, Coral Gabel, FL



Visiting Artist and Faculty Exhibition, SU Art Gallery, Columbus, OH 

Gush, DAC, Brooklyn, NY
Abstract-ed, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tenth Anniversary Show, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
Welcome, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH



Red, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Waves, The Work Space, New York, NY

Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY
Pass Me The Peace, The Space@Media Triangle, New York, NY



Small Works, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Aqua Marine, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Breathing Room, Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida
Project Space, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH



Quixotic Landscape, Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Small Works, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
That Perfect Place, The Work Space, New York, NY
Recess, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY



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



Galerie Le Faisant, Strasbourg, France
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



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



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 



Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts, Push, San Francisco, CA
Fallout, Sauce, Brooklyn, NY



Painting, Arena, Brooklyn, NY
Hair: The Long & Short of It, Mills Pond House, St James, NY



Invitational Exhibition, Hudson D Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Autumn Salon, Arena, Brooklyn, NY
The Layered Look, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Joke Show, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY



Salon ‘92, Art in General, New York, NY


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 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 



MacDowell Colony, 2016
Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award, 2013
Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award, 2012
Venice Printmaking Residency, Murano, Italy, 2011
Fellow in Printmaking/ Drawing/ Book Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, 2009

Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida, 2009
Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award, 2005
Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award, 2001
Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award, 2000
Edward Albee Foundation, Creative Persons Center, Montauk, NY, 1994
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, 1993
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 1987 


Mac Dowell Colony
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 





Yaniv, Etty "Theresa Hackett, Flipping the Plane", Art Spiel, November 15, 2021
Brooks, Jacob "Flashbacks: Theresa Hackett at High Noon Gallery", Art Critical, May 14, 2021
Miah, Riah "Theresa Hackett: Divide and Confront", Two Coats of Paint, April 28, 2021
Goodman, Jonathan "Theresa Hackett: Around the Bend at High Noon Gallery", Artefuse, May 11, 2021
Rivera, Natalie "The Woman's Group Early 1990's New York City", Zing Magazine Issue 25, 2018
Hern-Foundation, Lilly "How The Rot Shines, "Theresa Hackett Slippery Slope", High Noon Gallery, catalog essay
Kirschner, Noelani "Theresa Hackett, Earth Abstracted", The American Scholar, June 18, 2018
Dafoe, Taylor "See Theresa Hackett's Unpredictable, Dripping Landscape-Inspired Paintings", Artnet News, April 18, 2018
Butler, Sharon "Theresa Hackett-Melt Down", Two Coats of Paint, April 16, 2018
Micchelli, Thomas "The Pursuit of Art", Hyperallergic, December 2017
Micchelli, Thomas “Perfection of Form, Color, Space, and Light”, Hyperallergic, October 2017

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 

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