VAE STAFF >  Kyle Hazard 

Kyle Hazard, yes that is his name, was born in the land of Chicago. Which in turn means he is a connoisseur of beer, baseball, and bratwurst, is an expert at shoveling snow by hand, fluent in sarcasm, and is always ready to give unsolicited critiques. 

Kyle Hazard is VAE's Director of Exhibitions and works to help concept, implement, and execute all of the great ideas and art that comes through VAE's front door. He works on the 60+ plus exhibitions the VAE produces each year in conjunction with members, artists, curators, and community members. 

Kyle recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Art Management and a BFA in Studio Art. His senior thesis exhibition asked viewers to participate in a social experiment via exhibition on the exchange of information in the gallery.


  • Hanging artwork
  • Leveling artwork
  • Thinking 


  • Inciting dream projects
  • Talking through dream projects
  • Painting walls 

KYLE HAS OFFICE HOURS ON THURSDAYS! Make an appointment to come chat with him.




In the spring of 2016 Kyle finished his thesis exhibition, (insert title.) The exhibition was designed to ask the question of what is an exhibition? What can an exhibition be? Is art required? He also set out to use the exhibition as a social experiment to look at how viewers use the information provided by institutions such as titles, labels, wall-text, and gallery guides.

Kyle obsessively looks into the exhibition and how it can be hacked and mashed up. Wether that is through using Instagram as an exhibition platform, or having people re-arrange bulletin-boards to create social commentary, he believes the exhibition reaches farther than four white walls.