Marie Hagerty was born in Sydney and currently lives and works in Canberra. Since her first solo show at Canberra Contemporary Artspace III in 1988, Marie has had numerous solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
Hagerty has participated in many group exhibitions across Australia including: Sealed Section, Artbank Sydney (2014) Pulse: Reflections on the Body, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra (2014); Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); Contemporary Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2004); On the Brink, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2000) and the Moët & Chandon Touring Exhibition, touring Australia (1995).
Her work features in major public and private collections including: National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Bank; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art Australian National University; Ballarat Regional Art Gallery; Bendigo Art Gallery; Canberra Museum & Gallery; Crown Towers, Crown Limited Collection; Gold Coast City Art Gallery;; Visy Corp Collection and ACT Legislative Assembly; Art
Recently Hagerty also collaborated with renowned hollow ware maker, Robert Foster, to produce a series of objects, both functional and sculptural.