Dana Hatchett is a professional artist who earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from S.U.N.Y. at Purchase in 1980, and his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo in 1992. He retired in 2017 from his position as an adjunct professor at Daemen College. He also taught art classes at Erie Community College and S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo.