KYLE HACKETT

b. Still Pond, MD 1989
 

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

2018       Forthcoming Solo Exhibition, Rehoboth Arts League, Rehoboth, DE
2016       Constructed Image, Yellow Door Studios, Leonardtown, MD

2016       Forward Restraint, The Waddell Gallery, NOVA, Sterling, VA

2014       Reconciliation, Hamilton Street Club Exhibit A, Baltimore, MD
2014       Progress, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD

2013       MFA Thesis, MICA Studio Center, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD
 

Group Exhibitions

2017       Marquee Ball Exhibition, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
2017       So What We Have Learned Black Visual Cultures @ UD, University Museums, Newark, DE

2016       Faculty & Staff Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2016       Regional Exhibition, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series (Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation), The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

2016       7th Regional Juried Biennial (juried by George Ciscle), Rehoboth Arts League, Rehoboth, DE

2016       In My Likeness, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

​2016       A Visionary’s Eye: Glimpse into Carol Trawick’s Private Collection, Echo Park, MD

​2016       Marquee Ball Exhibition, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2016       Typecast (juried by Jarvis DuBois) Hillyer Artspace, Washington, DC


2015       Under 500 2015, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

2015       Faculty & Staff Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2015       Face to Face, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

2015       Post Contemporary Grand Opening Exhibition, Troy, NY

2015       Strange Paradise (juried by Steven Harvey) First Street Gallery, New York, NY


2014       The Alchemy of Art, Equal Medium Inc, Baltimore, MD
2014       Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD
2014       Unsung, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD

 

2013       Select Fair, Torus Collective New York, Miami, FL
2013       Sharper Image Part II, Ethan Cohen New York at 
artSTRAND, Provincetown, MA
2013       Sunset for the Arts, Bel Air, MD
2013       Academy 2013, Connersmith, Washington, DC
2013       Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY
 

2012       Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Exhibition, Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2012       Mask-Ulinity Juried Exhibition, MICA Brown Center, Baltimore, MD
2012       MICA First Year MFA Student Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

 

2011       Mysteries of the Young Black Male Identity, MICA Place, Baltimore, MD
2011       Studio 33 Open House Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2011       Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Exhibition, MICA Fox Building, Baltimore, MD
2011       Veneration Portraits, Public Collection in YWCA Garden, Wilmington, DE
2011       Final BFA Senior Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2011       Juried Undergraduate Show, Wilmington, DE
2011       AP Studio Art Past and Present Show, Chestertown, MD
2011       Art in the Garden Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

 

2010       Summer Scholars Undergraduate Research Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010       Juried Undergraduate Art Show, Wilmington, DE
2009       Amnesty Juried Art Show, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

 

Residencies 

2017       Artist House Resident Artist/Critic, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, MD

2015       The League Residency at VYT, Sparkill, NY
2014       Contemporary Artists Center, Woodside, Troy, NY
2014       Resident Artist, Downtown Cultural Art Center, Baltimore, MD
2013       Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

Honors & Awards

2016       Finalist, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Exhibition (Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation)

2016       Best in Show Award, 7th Regional Juried Biennial, Rehoboth Arts League, Rehoboth, DE

2015       Dave Bown Projects - 11th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention
              (C
urators: Katherine Pill, Ron Platt, Kelly Shindler)

2015       Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at VYT
2014       Ten Memorable Paintings from 2014, The Huffington Post
2014       Best in Show Award, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD
2014       Unsung Artist Award, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD 
2013       Vermont Studio Center, Civil Society Institute Fellowship and Artist Grant
2013       Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship Finalist, MICA
2013       Alumni Student Leadership and Sidney Lake Award Nominee, MICA
2011       Roberta Polevoy and Hoffberger Scholarship, MICA
2011       Best Exhibition in Show Award, Final BFA Show, University of Delaware
2011       Office of Equality and Inclusion Distinction of Academic Excellence, University of Delaware
2011       Honorable Mention, Juried Undergraduate Art Show, University of Delaware
2011       Honorable Mention, My Art Contest.com Portraits III 
2010       Calloway Fine Art Scholarship, University of Delaware
2010       National McNair Scholars Conference Excellence in Scholarship and Research, University of Delaware
2007       Kent County High School Art Show Senior Purchase Award, Permanent Library Collection
2006       Maryland Distinguished Scholar Visual Arts Award   

 

Press & Publications
2016       Review of Rehoboth Art League's 7th Juried Exhibition, Delaware Arts Info

2016       Self Depiction in Black and White, Bmore Art

2016       Selfie's of Significance, Bmore Art

2016       FreshPaintMagazine, International Issue 13, June (curated by Rebecca Wilson)
2016       Empathy, Humanism and Liberalism, The Huffington Post

2015       Benefactor, University of Delaware Diamonds Society

2015       John Brown Photo Chronology, STQRY, African American Museum and Library of Oakland, CA  

2015       Meaning of Life, Interview, Excellence Reporter

2014       Ten Memorable Paintings from 2014, The Huffington Post
2014       Featured Artist: Baltimore LED Art Billboard
2014       The Baltimore City Paper, Conflicts of Interest (solo show review)
2014       Bethesda Painting Awards, The Washington Post
2014       Some Highlights Make a Strong Showing..., Gazette.Net
2013       UD/Art Alumni Brochure
2013       Academy 2013 at Connersmith, Washington City Paper
2013       Black Contemporary Art Tumblr Blog
2013       LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Alumni Profile/Interview
2013       MICA Juxtapositions Magazine/April-May 
2013       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

 

Notable Collections

Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

University Museums, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Wangechi Mutu Studio, Brooklyn, NY
The Trawick Foundation, Bethesda, MD 

Donald Hinkle-Brown, TRF, Philadelphia, PA

Special Collections, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Leadership & Speaking Engagements 

2017       Speaker, Convocation Graduation Ceremony, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 

2017       Visiting Critic/Lecturer, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s MD
2017       Visiting Artist Lecture, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
2016       Visiting Critic/Lecturer, Advanced Painting, Towson University, Towson, MD

2016       Visiting Artist/Guest Speaker, St. John's College HS, Art Night Washington, DC
2015       Guest Speaker, Bethesda Paintings Awards, Bethesda, MD

2014       Discussion Panelist, Stephen Towns: Co-Patriot Exhibition, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
2014       Discussion Panelist, MICA Graduate School Orientation
2014       Alumni Speaker, MICA Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development
2013       Visiting Artist Talk, University of Delaware 
2013       Discussion Panelist, Courageous Conversations (Issues of Social Justice, Privilege & Masculinity) 
2012       Alumni Representative, McNair Scholars on Capitol Hill, DE Senate, Washington, DC
2012       Graduate Speaker and Host, MICA Annual Scholarship Reception 
2012       Alumni Discussion Panelist, McNair Scholars Program, University of Delaware
2011       Discussion Panelist, Mysteries of the Young Black Male Identity, Baltimore, MD
2011       Visiting Artist and Speaker, Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for Arts, Washington College
2011       Speaker, SSSP Senior Reflections Male Representative, University of Delaware
2011       Artist Assistant: Melvin Edwards’s Presentation, University of Delaware
2010       Guest Speaker, Advanced Placement Studio Art, Kent County High School


​Teaching & Professional Experience

Professorial Lecturer in Art, American University, Washington, DC (present) 

Adjunct Professor of Art, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD (2015-present) 
Visual Art / I.B. Visual Art Instructor, Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC (2015-2017)

Visual Art Instructor, CASA, Sheridan School, Washington, DC (2015-2016)
Visual Art / AP Studio Art Instructor, St. Johns College High School, Washington DC (2015)
Graduate Teaching Internship, MICA (2011-2013) 
Guest Artist Workshops (2011-2016)

             Glazing and Formal Approaches to Painting, Yellow Door Studios, Leonardtown, MD
             Equal Medium Youth Artist Workshop, Baltimore, MD
             Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for Arts (Visiting Artist) Washington College, Chestertown, MD 
             Nature Conservancy Bring Your Child to Work Day  (Visiting Art Instructor) Arlington, VA 
Graduate Program Assistant, Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA (2012-2013) 

Gallery Manager, Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA (2011)

Art Director, Dark Matter Films LLC, Baltimore, MD (2011-2013)