About the artist
Bio: Kyle Hackett is a visual artist based in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, as a McNair Scholar from the University of Delaware. Hackett has completed multiple residencies including: The League Residency in NY as recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship, Contemporary Artists Center, NY and Vermont Studio Center, where he was the recipient of the Civil Society Institute Fellowship. Hackett has received numerous honors and awards, including Best in Show Award at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, making him the youngest winner in the contest's history. His work has been featured and written about in the Washington Post and distinguished as "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014" in the Huffington Post. Hackett’s work has gained international recognition as part of Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition. Additionally, Hackett was a semifinalist for the 2016 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. Hackett’s work is notably supported and collected by Ethan Cohen New York, University Museums at University of Delaware, Wangechi Mutu Studio and the Trawick Foundation. Hackett has exhibited work in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida (Miami Art Fair) Washington, DC and New York.