- MFA in Painting, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA in Fine Art, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, University of Delaware
- Kyle Hackett earned his MFA in Painting from the LeRoy E. 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 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. Manipulating the authority of representational portraiture, Hackett's work examines contingencies between identity and the technical and social framework created by, but not limited to, painting tradition. Hackett has received numerous honors and awards, including Best in Show at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, making him the youngest winner in the contest's history. Additionally, Hackett won Best in Show at the 2015 Regional Juried Biennial at Rehoboth Arts League. His work has been featured and written about in New American Paintings, the Washington Post, and distinguished as "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014" in the Huffington Post. Hackett was a semifinalist for the 2016 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Hackett's work is represented by Goya Contemporary (Baltimore, MD) and notably collected by Ethan Cohen New York (New York, NY), University Museums at University of Delaware (Newark, DE), Wangechi Mutu Studio (Brooklyn, NY) and the Trawick Foundation (Bethesda, MD).