Angela Hackett studied Fine Art and Painting in The National College of Art and Design in Dublin where she obtained her BA. Hons. (1990-94). In 2004 -2005 she got a MA from the Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall.
She had her first solo exhibition in 1998, in the Context Gallery in Derry. After that followed various solo exhibitions in Liverpool, Belfast, Armagh and Dublin.
She has also taken part in many group exhibitions and won important awards.