Marci Tackett has lived and worked in New Zealand since 2006, developing and expanding her interdisciplinary art practice and teaching at The Learning Connexion in Lower Hutt. She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1968.

In 1994 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Colorado. In 2014 she received the Diploma of Art and Creativity (Advanced) from The Learning Connexion in Lower Hutt. In 2001 Tackett received the Annual Fellowship Award from Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California and has been awarded artist residencies in both New Zealand and the USA. In 2018 Tackett was a Merit Grant Recipient for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and she was represented by Solander Gallery at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. In 2019 and 2020 she was a finalist for the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award.