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 has been exhibiting her work since 1993 in group shows nationally and internationally including Armagh, Dublin, Belfast, Spain, Liverpool, London, Japan and Uzbekistan. Solo exhibitions include James Wray & Co. Belfast and the Gordon Gallery, Derry, 2009 and 2012.
The artist has received continued support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and has been the recipient of a Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland travel Award. She won the 2007 bursary from The Tyrone Guthrie Centre to work at the Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India. Hackett was an invited artist at the annual Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition in Dublin in 2002, was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005 and won the Ulster Arts Club Prize at the Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition in 2004, which was awarded by Anthony Green RA.
Her work is held in public collections including the Department of Finance of Northern Ireland, International Investments and Underwriting, Dublin, the Office of Public Works, as well as private collections in Ireland and abroad.