KYLE HACKETT

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EDUCATION
2013        MFA in Painting, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)  
               Teaching Certificate in the College Teaching of Art, MICA
2011        BFA in Fine Art, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, University of Delaware


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019        Rate of Contingency, Baltimore City Hall Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2018        New Negation, Rehoboth Arts League, Ventures Gallery, Rehoboth, DE

               Negation, Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD
               Interior Series: Revisited Through Othello, American University Studio Theatre, Washington, DC
2016        Constructed Image, Yellow Door Studio Gallery, Leonardtown, MD 

               Forward Restraint, The Waddell Gallery, Northern College of Virginia, NOVA, Sterling, VA
2014        Reconciliation, Hamilton Street Club Exhibit A Gallery, Baltimore, MD
               Progress, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD
2013        MFA Thesis Exhibtion, MICA Studio Center, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019        Collective Punishment, MUSA Collective, Boston, MA

               Synergy, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC

                About Face: Portraits in Paint and Clay, The Painting Center, New York, NY

​                National Annual Juried Exhibition (juried by Lori Bookstein) Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

                Marquee Ball Exhibition, Creative Alliance,Baltimore, MD
               
AU Faculty Exhibition, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Baltimore, MD

2018        Goya Contemporary at Art Miami, Art Miami Fair 2018, Miami, FL

               Talent 2018, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

​               Face Forward, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC

               Bodynobody, 'sindikit, Area 405, Baltimore, MD

​               Chain Reaction, The Painting Center, New York, NY

​               Art on the Vine, Agora Culture, Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown, MA   

​               Transformer Gallery: 15th Annual Art Auction, Corcoran School of Art & Design, Washington, DC

               30 under 30, (juried by Chrissie Iles: curator at The Whitney Museum) Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

               We Got This, (curated by Deirdre Darden) DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC
               UD Alumni Exhibition, Delaware Contemporary Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
               Marquee Ball Exhibition, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
               Alchemical Vessels, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC
2017        Regional Juried Exhibition, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE
               Transformer Gallery: 14th Annual Art Auction & Benefit Party, American University, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
               Marquee Ball Exhibition, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
               So What We Have Learned Black Visual Cultures @ UD, University Museums, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2016        Faculty & Staff Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
               Regional Exhibition, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series (Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation) The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
               7th Regional Juried Biennial (juried by George Ciscle), Rehoboth Arts League, Rehoboth, DE
               In My Likeness, (curated by Laura Amussen) Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
               A Visionary’s Eye: Glimpse into Carol Trawick’s Private Collection, Glenn Echo Park, MD
               Marquee Ball Exhibition, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
               Typecast (juried by Jarvis DuBois) Hillyer Artspace, Washington, DC
2015        Under 500 2015, Maryland Art Place (MAP), Baltimore, MD
               Faculty & Staff Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
               Face to Face, Ethan Cohen New York Gallery, New York, NY
               Post Contemporary Grand Opening Exhibition, Troy, NY
               Strange Paradise (juried by Steven Harvey) First Street Gallery, New York, NY
2014        The Alchemy of Art, Equal Medium Inc, Baltimore, MD
               Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD
               Unsung, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD
2013        Select Fair, Torus Collective New York, Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
               Sharper Image Part II, Ethan Cohen New York Gallery at artSTRAND, Provincetown, MA
               Sunset for the Arts, Bel Air, MD
               Academy 2013, Connersmith Gallery, Washington, DC
               Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen New York Gallery, New York, NY
2012        Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Exhibition, Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
               Mask-Ulinity Juried Exhibition, MICA Brown Center, Baltimore, MD
               MICA First Year MFA Student Exhibition, Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2011        Mysteries of the Young Black Male Identity, MICA Place, Baltimore, MD
               Studio 33 Open House Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
               Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Exhibition, MICA Fox Building, Baltimore, MD
               Veneration Portraits, Public Collection in YWCA Garden, Wilmington, DE
               Final BFA Senior Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Juried Undergraduate Show, Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) Wilmington, DE
               AP Studio Art Past and Present Exhibition, Chestertown, MD
               Art in the Garden Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010        Summer Scholars Undergraduate Research Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Juried Undergraduate Art Show, Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) Wilmington, DE
2009        Amnesty Juried Art Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

HONORS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2019        Mayoral Salute from Mayor of Baltimore City for Solo Exhibition: Rate of Contingency, Baltimore City Hall Gallery, Baltimore, MD

               BP Portrait Award: Semifinalist, National Portrait Gallery, London, GB
2018        Mellon Faculty Research Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, American University, Washington, DC

               Art Graduate of Distinction, Kent County High School Class of 2007: An Evening with the Arts, Chestertown, MD
2017        Mellon Faculty Research Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, American University, Washington, DC

               Artist House Resident Artist and Critic, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, MD
2016        BP Portrait Award: Semifinalist, National Portrait Gallery, London, GB
               Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Exhibition: Finalist (Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation) Philadelphia, PA
               Best in Show Award, 7th Regional Juried Biennial, Rehoboth Arts League, Rehoboth, DE
2015        Dave Bown Projects - 11th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention

               (Curators: Katherine Pill: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Ron Platt: Grand Rapids Art Museum, Kelly Shindler: Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis)
               Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at VYT, Nyack, NY
2014        Ten Memorable Paintings from 2014, The Huffington Post

               Contemporary Artists Center Residency, Woodside, Troy, NY

               Resident Artist, Downtown Cultural Art Center, Baltimore, MD
               Best in Show Award, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD
               Unsung Artist Award, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD
2013        Vermont Studio Center (two sessions), Civil Society Institute Fellowship and Artist Grant, Johnson, VT
               Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship Finalist, MICA, Baltimore, MD
               Alumni Student Leadership and Sidney Lake Award Nominee, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2011        Roberta Polevoy and Hoffberger Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, MD
               Best Exhibition in Show Award, Final BFA Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Distinction of Academic Excellence, Office of Equality and Inclusion, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Honorable Mention, Juried Undergraduate Art Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

               Honorable Mention, My Art Contest.com Portraits III
2010        Calloway Fine Art Scholarship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Excellence in Scholarship/Research, National McNair Scholars Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2007        Art Show Senior Purchase Award, Kent County High School, Permanent Library Collection, Worton, MD


GALLERY REPRESENTATION / NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Ethan Cohen New York Gallery, New York, NY
Wangechi Mutu Studio, Brooklyn, NY

The Trawick Foundation, Bethesda, MD

University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
University Museums, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Special Collections, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Donald Hinkle-Brown, The Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia, PA

PRESS / BIBLIOGRAPHY (View/Download PDF) 

2019        University Newsletter, April 2019 Publication, University of Delaware

               Hackett is Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker, Kent County News, Chestertown, MD

2018        New American Paintings, South: Vol: 136, Curated by: Katie Pfohl, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art  

               The Chautuquan Daily: VACI Lecture: Hackett to Discuss Self-Reflection, Chautuqua, NY 

               Still Pond Native, Hackett, Opens Exhibition in Baltimore, Kent County News, Chestertown, MD

               AmLit Literary Magazine, American University, Washington, DC

               Artist Video Interview: Opening Othello, Studio Theatre, American University, Washington, DC

2017        AmLit Literary Magazine, American University, Washington, DC
2016        Review of Rehoboth Art League's 7th Juried Exhibition, Delaware Arts Info
               Self Depiction in Black and White, Bmore Art
               Selfie's of Significance, Bmore Art

               FreshPaintMagazine, International Issue 13, June (curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art)

               Empathy, Humanism and Liberalism, The Huffington Post
2015        Benefactor, University of Delaware Diamonds Society
               John Brown Photo Chronology, STQRY, African American Museum and Library of Oakland, CA
               Meaning of Life, Interview, Excellence Reporter
2014        Ten Memorable Paintings from 2014, The Huffington Post
               Featured Artist: Baltimore LED Art Billboard
               The Baltimore City Paper, Conflicts of Interest (solo show review)
               Bethesda Painting Awards, The Washington Post
               Some Highlights Make a Strong Showing..., Gazette.Net
2013        UD/Art Alumni Brochure
               Academy 2013 at Connersmith, Washington City Paper
               Black Contemporary Art Tumblr Blog

               LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Alumni Profile/Interview
               MICA Juxtapositions Magazine/April-May
               MICA Juxtapositions Magazine/January-March featured artist
2012        MICA Annual Report, Graduate Student Artist Profile/Interview: Thriving
2011        A Portrait of Identity II published, May issue, Artist Portfolio Magazine
2010        Deconstruction Magazine, University of Delaware

VISITING ARTIST / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019         Commencement Speaker, Kent County High School (KCHS), Worton, MD

​                Juror Speaker, 2019 Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD

               Guest Speaker, Creation to Curation: UD Alumni Event, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC 

​               Artist Talk, Rate of Contingency (moderated by Sarah Stefana Smith) Baltimore City Hall Gallery, Baltimore, MD

               Artist Talk, The Artist in the Studio, American Art History Class, American University, Washington, DC 
2018        Discussion Panelist, Face Forward, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC 

               Gallery Talk, New Negation, Rehoboth Arts League, Ventures Gallery, Rehoboth, DE

               Visiting Artist Lecture, Visual Arts Chautauqua Institution (VACI), Chautauqua, NY

​               Gallery Talk, Goya Contemporary Gallery Solo Exhibition: Negation, MICA senior class

​               Discussion Panelist, We Got This, (curated by Deirdre Darden) DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC

​               Panel Discussion with Chrissie Iles: (curator of The Whitney Museum) Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

2017        Convocation Speaker, Graduation Ceremony, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Visiting Critic/Lecturer, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s MD
               Visiting Artist Lecture, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
2016        Visiting Critic/Lecturer, Advanced Painting, Towson University, Towson, MD
               Visiting Artist/Guest Speaker, St. John's College High School, Art Night Washington, DC
2015        Guest Speaker, 2015 Bethesda Paintings Awards, Bethesda, MD
               Discussion Panelist, Stephen Towns: Co-Patriot Exhibition, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
               Discussion Panelist, MICA Graduate School Orientation, Baltimore, MD
               Alumni Speaker, MICA Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development, Baltimore, MD
2013        Visiting Artist Talk, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Discussion Panelist, Courageous Conversations (Issues of Social Justice, Privilege & Masculinity), MICA, Baltimore, MD
2012        Alumni Representative, McNair Scholars on Capitol Hill, DE Senate, Washington, DC
               Graduate Speaker and Host, MICA Annual Scholarship Reception, Baltimore, MD
               Alumni Discussion Panelist, McNair Scholars Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2011        Discussion Panelist, Mysteries of the Young Black Male Identity, MICA, Baltimore, MD
               Visiting Artist and Speaker, Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for Arts, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
               Speaker, SSSP Senior Reflections Male Representative, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
               Artist Assistant: Melvin Edwards’s Presentation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010        Guest Speaker, Advanced Placement Studio Art, Kent County High School, Worton, MD

TEACHING / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017-2019         Full-Time Faculty, Professorial Lecturer in Studio Art, American University, Washington, DC

​2019                 Juror, 2019 Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD

2018                 Visiting Faculty Artist, Visual Arts Chautauqua Institution (VACI), Chautauqua, NY

                        American University Faculty Representative, Portfolio Review, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD

2017                 Visiting Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s, MD

​                        Kagan Cooperative Learning Faculty Workshop, Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC

​                        Organized and Lead Walkthrough of Martin Puryear Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

2015-2017         Part-Time Faculty, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2015-2017         Visual Art / I.B. Visual Art Instructor, Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC

                        Prop Designer and Production Manager, Winter/Spring Play, Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC
2015-2016         Visual Art Instructor, CASA Summer Program, Sheridan School, Washington, DC
2015                 Visual Art / AP Studio Art Instructor, St. Johns College High School, Washington DC
2011-2013         Graduate Teaching Internship, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2012-2013         Graduate Program Assistant, Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2011                 Graduate Gallery Manager, Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2011-2013         Art Director, Dark Matter Films LLC, Baltimore, MD

 

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