What We Do & How We Do It with Rob Hackett

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 12-12:45pm

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rob Hackett attended the University of Pittsburgh to study Studio Arts and Economics. Upon receiving his degree, Hackett moved to Maryland to pursue an MFA from the University of Maryland where he was awarded a one-year teaching fellowship after graduation to teach sculpture and printmaking. Hackett has had solo exhibitions at the Hamiltonian Gallery, Hillyer Art Space, and VisArts as well as group exhibitions in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and D.C. In 2016 Hackett participated in a residency at Salem Art Works in Salem, NY where he now has a sculpture on permanent loan at the Cary Hill Sculpture Park. Upon returning to the Pittsburgh area, Hackett worked with Staycee Pearl Dance Project to design and fabricate set Pieces for "sym.", a piece inspired by the works of Octavia Butler. Hackett currently lives in Wilkinsburg, PA and runs a leather working business with his partner, Jocelyn Avila, and teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Zoom link and password available on Studio Arts Undergraduate Canvas site, or by request from studio@pitt.edu.