ACADEMICS

  • Michael Hachey - VPA  

    Michael Hachey

    Contact Information
    Office LRC-325
    508-929-8828
    mhachey@worcester.edu

    Education
    B.F.A., M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art

    A native to the Worcester area, Prof. Michael Hachey has been teaching at WSU since 1992. His core classes include painting, drawing, and design. His recent artwork concentrates on large-scale abstractions of white pencil on black paper. Prior to these were colorful paintings inspired by music and scientific imagery, and mural-scale drawn-on-site installations in galleries and museums. Most recently, writing which combines memoir and artmaking have rounded out his creative production.

    Hachey has exhibited his artwork in solo exhibitions at the Worcester Art Museum, the Hewlett Gallery of Carnegie Mellon University, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Cantor Art Gallery of the College of the Holy Cross, and the Fitchburg Art Museum.

    His art has received recognition via the Gibson Faculty Art Award from WSU, the Prize for Works on Paper from the ARTSWorcester Biennial, a federal government Art-in-Achitecture Commission, and project grants and fellowships from the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.

    His commitment to art found its first home when he transferred from WSU (then WSC) to Massachusetts College of Art to become a painting and environmental arts major. He originally attended WSC in 1965 as a history major. Still deeply immersed in history, especially the history of ideas, he has long appreciated the foundation in humanities that Worcester State provided.

    Two of Hachey’s favorite classes are Fundamentals of Design and Painting. Hachey describes teaching as a rewarding challenge in which students keep him honest and grounded and to which he carries and hopes to share his passion for art.

    “Art is thought.” – Michael Hachey

  • Courses Taught
    • Painting I
    • Drawing Fundamentals
    • Design Fundamentals
    • ST: Murals
    • FYS: Serious Play: Creativity
    • ST: Abstract Painting
    Publications
    Honors and Grants