Born in 1994 Lower Hutt, Aotearoa. Hassett is an artist of Ngati Porou, Ngati Rongomaiwahine, Ngati Kahungunu and Pakeha heritage. He holds a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from Massey University, Wellington (2016). In 2017, he was awarded the Nga Manu Pirere Award from Te Waka Toi/Creative New Zealand. Hassett is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who operates in a diverse variety of levels, with an attention to upholding tikanga maori, wairua, matauranga maori and kaupapa maori within his practice and creative approach.
Since graduating from University he has exhibited locally and nationally, and has had the privilege to work with international magazines. From these vital experiences his visual language has naturally become extensive, experimental and elaborate. He continues to celebrate a collection of themes that he weaves into his focus, with an important attraction to the subjects of kaupapa maori, cultural and social identities, urbanisation, diaspora, migration and most importantly whanaungatanga.